The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed an agreement with member states on key elements of the Commission’s clean energy package.
A plenary session of the Parliament voted in Strasbourg on Tuesday in favour of deals reached by negotiators from the three EU institutions in June on a new Energy Efficiency Directive, Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), and new energy governance regulations.
Once approved by member states in the Council in the coming weeks, the regulations will set a new binding renewable energy target of at least 32% for 2030, described as “paltry” and “inadequate” by environmentalists, with a review in 2023 for an upward revision at EU level.
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