Confusion surrounds EU’s 2030 renewables plan

Renewables firms are disappointed with the EU’s decision not to set binding renewables targets for member states for 2030. But supporters of the move are worried the commission may perform a volte face

There is widespread confusion over the renewable energy aspects of the EU’s planned 2030 energy and climate package.

The European Commission has decided not to require member states to set renewable energy targets for 2030.

But one sentence in the package suggests it could perform a volte face at a later date – a fact that concerns those opposed to any targets, and some think could actually harm renewables investment.

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