MEPs back 35% renewables target for 2030

The European Parliament’s industry and energy committee agreed on Tuesday that 35% of energy consumed in the EU should come from renewable sources by 2030

The European Parliament’s industry and energy committee (ITRE) agreed on Tuesday that 35% of energy consumed in the EU should come from renewable sources by 2030.

The committee adopted the Parliament’s position on the revised Renewable Energy Directive with a view to negotiating the final text with national governments.

The author of the report, Spanish social democrat José Blanco López, immediately called on all political groups to back the report in a full plenary vote in the new year, warning of an “arduous road ahead” in talks with the EU Council. “The alarm bells are ringing,” he said.

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