The CEOs of some of Europe’s biggest clean-energy companies will gather in Brussels tomorrow to make the case for ambitious, binding EU 2030 renewables targets.
The bosses of wind turbine giants Vestas, Alstom and Enercon
are due to join those of Acciona, RES and ERG Renew at a press conference to
discuss the issue.
The companies are among 91 signatories to a statement
calling for a binding 2030 RE goal, a list that also features other industry heavyweights
such as Gamesa, Dong Energy and Nordex.
The group hopes to ramp up the pressure after the
European Commission ignored calls for RE targets that are binding at national
level, instead opting for a 27% Europe-wide goal as part of its post-2020 policy
That framework still has to be approved by European heads of
state next month – and is opposed by major governments including France and
Germany, as well as by the European Parliament, which has voted for a trio of binding targets for renewables, greenhouse gas reductions and energy efficiency.
The statement from the 91
says: “A new climate and
energy framework for 2030 needs to be based on mutually reinforcing tools and
targets, including a legally binding target for renewable energy, and urge all
policy makers to support a strong and ambitious regulatory framework for the
years to come.”
Ben Backwell will be in Brussels for the event tomorrow morning. Look out for updates online,
and via Twitter @rechargenews and @benrecharge