EU leaders are considering lowering ambition on energy savings for the period after 2020, sources said, as the EU summit to decide new climate goals got underway.
A 27% non-binding target was suggested as a compromise by Herman van Rompuy, who presides over the European Council, during a meeting of government negotiators on Tuesday, ENDS understands.
The European Commission proposed a 30% energy savings target in July and left it up to the member states to decide whether it should be binding. But in the days leading up to the talks a figure as low as 25% has been on the table.
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