25 August 2021
A compromise agreement has been reached by the European Parliament’s Industry Committee to set the EU’s renewable share at 35% by 2030.
The intention of the parliamentary committee to support a target of 35% for renewables by 2030 has been welcomed by major groups in Parliament. Greens, less enthusiastic, called the target a “bare minimum” for the EU to meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement.
For them, renewables should represent at least 38-40% of the energy mix so that global warming does not exceed the 2 ° C limit adopted in 2015 at COP21.
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