On Wednesday September 14th, the European Parliament voted on a target of 45% renewable energy in its consumption by 2030, thus revising the directive on renewable energies of the “Fit for 55” climate package. This package has a target to reduce greenhouse gases emissions by 55% by 2030.
This measure comes in a context shaken by the war in Ukraine, while Putin is using the energy issue as a means of pressure on the international community. But it also responds to the wish expressed last May by the REPowerEU plan, which aimed to increase the share of renewable energy in European energy consumption.
In order to implement this measure, the innovation lever will be used to reach an indicative target of 5% renewable energy for each Member State. Implementation will also need to take place through increased electricity trade in cross-border projects. Hydrogen should also be mobilised to achieve this objective, notably through the creation of a €3 billion hydrogen bank, announced by the President of the Commission.
Several critics have been made, notably by the left and environmentalists, who are calling for a higher percentage of 55% by 2030.
Source (FR) : Le Parlement européen adopte un objectif de 45% d’énergies renouvelables pour 2030