IEA questions 2030 renewables implementation

The International Energy Agency has questioned how the EU will promote renewable energy in the transport and heat sectors with its new EU-wide goal for 2030

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has questioned how the EU will promote renewable energy in the transport and heat sectors with its new EU-wide goal for 2030.

The planned approach – a 27% goal that will not be broken down into binding national or sectoral targets – “raises questions” about implementation, the IEA said on Monday.

“For instance, there is a large potential in improving the energy efficiency of the heat sector by using renewables, primarily bioenergy, but also solar heat collectors and geothermal systems and heat pumps,” the agency noted.

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