New binding targets for energy efficiency and use of renewables from the European Parliament

New binding targets for energy efficiency and use of renewables from the European Parliament

28 November 2017

Today, the European Parliament's Industry and Energy Committee have agreed to a binding target to reduce energy consumption by 40% by 2030 at EU level.

Each EU country will have to set its own corresponding national energy-efficiency targets that are needed to reach the overall goal of 40% reduction in energy consumption. These would cover all stages of the energy chain, including generation, transmission, distribution and end-use.

In a separate vote, which also took place on Tuesday, Industry and Energy Committee MEPs agreed that by 2030, a minimum of 35% of all energy consumed in the EU would need to come from renewable, cleaner sources. For the transport sector, at least 12% of the energy consumed in each member state would have to be produced from renewables, such as the sun or wind.

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