EU leaders rule out binding efficiency target

European heads of state and government meeting in Brussels on Friday acknowledged that the EU is not on track to meet its 20% energy efficiency goal, and that further measures must be taken as a result, but stopped short of calling for a binding target.

It had increasingly become clear that the leaders would not make the 20% goal binding, despite being urged to do so by numerous organisations in the past few days. The objective was to signal that energy issues remained a top EU priority.

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