2030 energy saving goal set to be non-binding

EU leaders are likely to endorse a non-binding 2030 target for energy saving at next week’s EU summit, a leaked European Council draft agreement indicates

EU leaders are likely to endorse a non-binding 2030 target for energy savings at next week’s EU summit, a leaked European Council draft agreement indicates.

An indicative, EU-level target of 30% is proposed in the draft dated 13 October. This would mark a continuation of the current policy for period to 2020.

A previous leaked document had suggested that the EU could be moving towards a binding energy savings target. Several countries, including Germany, Denmark and Portugal, have thrown their weight behind a binding target. Talks remain under way ahead of next week’s meeting of heads of state and government to make a final decision.

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