MEPs pass clean energy agreements

The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed an agreement with member states on key elements of the Commission’s clean energy package

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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