Lead MEP expects support for tougher climate regime

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is confident of winning backing for tougher rules on how governments will have to achieve EU-wide post-2020 climate and energy targets

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is confident despite expected opposition from the right-wing groups of winning backing for tougher rules on how governments will have to achieve EU-wide post-2020 climate and energy targets, MEP Claude Turmes told reporters on Tuesday.

Turmes, one of two Green lawmakers tasked with steering a proposal for an overarching regulation on Governance of the Energy Union through the Brussels-based assembly, said the importance of the legislation had grown after a compromise deal saw the parliament’s lead negotiator on proposed renewable energy reforms abandon a call for nationally binding green energy targets,

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