EU Council eyes slow start to post-2020 renewables growth

European energy ministers have set out three “milestones” that governments should follow to ensure a gradual increase through the decade to 2030 in the share of renewable energy consumed in the EU

European energy ministers set out on Monday three “milestones” that governments should follow to ensure a gradual increase through the decade to 2030 in the share of renewable energy consumed in the EU.

The interim targets – 24% in 2023, 40% in 2025 and 60% in 2027, applicable at both EU and member state levels – refer to progress towards increasing the share of renewables from the targeted 2020 level of 20% to the 27% target for 2030 supported by the EU Council. 

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