MEPs vote for 40% energy saving target for 2030

MEPs called on Tuesday for an EU-wide goal of 40% energy savings by 2030, to be enforced through the introduction of legally binding individual targets for national governments

MEPs called on Tuesday for an EU-wide goal of 40% energy savings by 2030, to be enforced through the introduction of legally binding individual targets for national governments.

The European Parliament’s industry and energy committee (ITRE) was starkly divided along party lines ahead of the vote, aimed at establishing the assembly’s position on proposed reforms to the EU’s 2012 Energy Efficiency Directive (EED). Member states in the EU Council have agreed a 30% goal without binding targets.

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