EU set for deal on draft renewable energy law

MEP hopeful of agreement on green energy law on Wednesday, but no deal in sight on draft carbon storage rules

An EU deal new legislation to boost the EU's renewable energy consumption to 20 per cent by 2020 "should" be reached on Wednesday, the European parliament's lead negotiator said on Monday.

Green MEP Claude Turmes told journalists he was hopeful of reaching an agreement with EU governments despite the fact that several key issues remain unresolved.

Chief among them is a proposed general review of the directive in 2014 (EED 19/11/08). Mr Turmes said most governments now share his view that this would undermine certainty in the rules and should be scrapped, but that Italy and Austria still supported it.

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