EU dumps national renewables targets but goes for 40% carbon cut for 2030

The European Commission has published its energy and climate package for 2030. It does not include binding renewables or efficiency targets for member states – a decision the UK has welcomed

40% is the most cost-effective reduction target for the EU, said EU climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard (Rama, CC by SA 2.0)The EU should cut emissions by 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 – double the current target of 20% for 2020 – the European Commission announced on 22 January.

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