News Digest Item
01 Jun 2017

“Renewable energies enable the achievement of EU climate target at lower cost”

Agora Energiewende

The European Union can reach its 2030 climate targets at a much lower cost than predicted by the European Commission because the recent drop in renewables’ costs has exceeded expectations, according to a discussion paper published by energy think tank Agora Energiewende*. “The EU renewable energy target – currently to achieve a 27 percent share of renewable energy in final energy consumption by 2030 – can be considerably raised without additional cost”, according to a press release.

Find the press release and the paper in English here.

*Like the Clean Energy Wire, Agora Energiewende is a project funded by Stiftung Mercator and the European Climate Foundation.

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