IN DEPTH: Connie Hedegaard

Connie Hedegaard: 'One of the myths is that clean-energy sources are expensive [but] when you have lots of renewables you actually end up with lower prices in the medium and longer term'

Connie Hedegaard: 'One of the myths is that clean-energy sources are expensive [but] when you have lots of renewables you actually end up with lower prices in the medium and longer term'

Connie Hedegaard believes she is winning the argument in Europe’s corridors of power, and that the renewables sector will enjoy the fruits of her efforts for years to come.

Although few would admit to it, the EU commissioner for climate action could well turn out to be the most important person in Europe right now for the wind and solar industries.

Her flagship environmental policy – which she is fighting to get approved by the European Commission (EC) and the 28 EU states — is a new package of targets for 2030 covering climate emissions, renewables and energy efficiency.

Much is at stake. New targets would ensure long-term demand for renewables; provide certainty for investors, manufacturers and developers; focus minds on the Log in to read complete article.

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