News Digest Item
24 Jun 2016

“MEPs call for more ambitious and consumer-focused energy targets beyond 2020”

European Parliament / BDEW

The European Parliament has called for raising the EU’s energy efficiency target to 40 percent by 2030 and for binding targets for member states to achieve the 30 percent renewables target by 2030. There should also be binding requirements for increasing energy efficiency. The German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) rejected the idea, saying that such high binding targets would contradict other policy measures such as the European emissions trading system (EU ETS).

Read the EU parliament press release in English here.

Read the BDEW press release in German here.

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