EU Council still eyeing 27% renewables goal for 2030

The EU council appears to be sticking with the European Commission’s proposal for a 27% renewable energy target for 2030 without any binding national targets

The EU council appears to be sticking with the European Commission’s proposal for a 27% renewable energy target for 2030 without any binding national targets, in the Estonian presidency’s latest draft aimed at reaching compromise among national governments.

If such a target were to feature in the final negotiating position that the Council is expected to adopt at a ministerial summit on 18 December, it could put national governments on a collision course with the European Parliament, whose industry and energy committee is due to adopt its own position on the proposal on 28 November.

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