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Polish utilities warn of new emissions rules impact1 Sep 2014 New, stricter emissions levels in the revised BREF being drafted for large combustion plants will cost the Polish power sector almost €5bn, a lobby group has claimed
Plan confirmed for new Polish lignite plant28 Aug 2014 Polish utility PGE says its new lignite-fired power plant near the German border will come online in 2030
IEA calls for more clarity on 2030 renewables goal28 Aug 2014 The International Energy Agency has questioned the effectiveness of the 2030 renewables target proposed by the European Commission
Can auctions boost Poland’s renewables sector?6 Jan 2014 Donald Tusk’s government is betting on an auctioning system to reform subsidies for green energy but some question its effectiveness, writes Wojciech Kość
Renewables funds must not go up in smoke20 Sep 2013 The next EU budget could boost green energy in eastern Europe but funds risk going to the wrong hands, says Markus Trilling of CEE Bankwatch
The EU must not delay action on biomass2 Nov 2012 Stephen Tindale of the Centre for European Reform argues the EU proposal on biofuels is a missed opportunity to address the impact of solid biomass
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2030 energy efficiency target
EU energy commissioner Günther Oettinger presented the executive’s proposal of a 30% energy saving target for 2030 on 24 July.
Mr Oettinger believes there is a good chance the European Council will back the goal in October, along with CO2 reduction and renewables targets.
Member states must also decide whether the target should be legally binding as the Commission document is silent on this issue.