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EU leaders set 2030 climate, energy targets

EU leaders have agreed to review their 40% CO2 reduction target for 2030 after the 2015 Paris climate summit, as well as setting 27% goals for renewable energy and efficiency

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CO2 targets eased for small, wealthy countries

Smaller member states with large CO2 reduction commitments will gain greater flexibility for meeting their targets and wealthier countries' goals will be adjusted to take account of cost-effectiveness

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EU to update carbon leakage protections

EU leaders have agreed to change climate law provisions for the period after 2020 in line with energy-intensive industries’ concerns

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Council backs forestry offsets, ETS transport

EU leaders have backed the optional inclusion of transport in the emissions trading system and will allow forestry carbon offsets to be used to meet EU climate goals

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Energy savings target may drop below 30%

EU leaders are discussing lower ambition on energy savings for the period after 2020, sources said, as the EU summit to decide new climate goals got underway

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Energy union plans

People, Maroš Šefcovic: (credit: Katarzyna Czerwinska/Senat Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej)

MEPs have approved Maroš Šefčovič as energy union commissioner following a European Parliament hearing on 20 October where he outlined his five-point plan for the role.

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