New EU renewable energy law "finalised"

Italian insistence on a general review clause only remaining obstacle to agreement, says lead MEP

Negotiators from the European parliament and the EU council of ministers have agreed the final shape of draft legislation to boost the use of renewable energy in the bloc, the MEP leading the talks announced on Thursday.

But the two sides were unable to approve a definitive text because of Italy's continued insistence on including a general review of the legislation in 2014 (EED 01/12/08). Green MEP Claude Turmes told ENDS that he "will not accept such a review clause" as part of any deal.

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