Draft governance safeguards for 2030 climate goals ‘fall short’

Safeguards intended to ensure that the EU meets non-binding renewables and energy efficiency targets for 2030 will not hold governments accountable for any shortcomings, a leaked draft seen by ENDS has indicated

Safeguards intended to ensure that the EU meets non-binding renewables and energy efficiency targets for 2030 will not hold governments accountable for any shortcomings, a leaked draft seen by ENDS has indicated.

If the European Commission finds the bloc is at risk of missing its collective 27% renewable energy target, the draft energy union governance document shows that member states will be required to apply extra compliance measures or pay into a new EU fund to launch competitive bidding procedures for renewables projects.

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