European Parliament Calls For Binding 2030 Renewable Energy Target

Posted by SI Staff on March 15, 2012 No Comments
Categories : Policy Watch

The European Parliament has voted for the first time in favor of setting a binding renewable energy target for 2030, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

‘The Parliament's vote sends a strong message to the European Council as it prepares its response to the European Commission's Energy Roadmap 2050,’ says Stephane Bourgeois, head of regulatory affairs at EWEA.

‘Binding targets for renewables are proven to be effective, and targets for 2030 would continue to drive European industry [and] boost energy security, and are key in tackling climate change,’ Bourgeois adds.

The European Parliament also voted in favor of calling on the commission to correct the failings of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), possibly through a set-aside of allowances.

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