EU climate change act a missed opportunity for solar, says EPIA 0

EPIA-logoEuropean Council’s 27% renewable energy target for 2030 deemed too low to unlock solar’s full potential, but EPIA at least happy with “very small step” in right direction.

The 27% renewable energy target for 2030 is binding for the EU as a whole, but binding national targets remain beyond the scope of the EU.

European Heads of State on Friday agreed to set a binding target of 27% for renewable energy in the EU for 2030 – a decision that surprised few and disappointed many.

The binding nature of the renewable energy target at an EU level was welcomed, but the 27% goal was deemed too low by renewable energy advocates in the solar and wind industries. A non-binding energy efficiency target of 27% was also criticized, although the broader pact to cut greenhouse gases by 40% by 2030 was at least seen as a sign of ambition to act on climate change.

 

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