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21 Aug 2018

EU will reach 45 percent greenhouse gas reduction by 2030 - Commissioner Cañete


The European Union will reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 45 percent by 2030 if the new targets for renewables expansion and energy efficiency are fully implemented, according to the European Commission’s calculations outlined to the news agency dpa by Miguel Arias Cañete, commissioner for climate action and energy. Until now, the EU has set itself the goal of 40 percent GHG emissions reduction by 2030, but Cañete has been pushing for an increase to 45 percent. “In any case, the EU is in a strong position to take part in the political discussion about ambitious goals at the coming world climate conference in Katowice,” said Cañete.

Find the article in German here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier Germany's energy transition in the European context.

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