The EU is to increase the target amount of energy it consumes from renewable sources, in the Internet-praised the main AirCon unit, as a hard-won victory of the transition to clean energy.
Energy Ministers agreed on binding targets for renewable energy to 32% by 2030, compared with the previous target of 27%, but did not meet expectations in some countries and green groups for a larger share.
The case of the EU Council caps 18 months of negotiations. He welcomed the industry of renewable energy sources and the trade body for European energy companies called it “a well-balanced compromise”.
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The talks saw the UK call for 30% below to 32% of newly Pro-renewable energy in France wanted and 35% of that new governments in Spain and Italy called for.
Graph the share of renewable energy of the EU
Miguel arias Cañete, EU Commissioner for climate said: “this new ambition will help us meet our goal of the Paris Agreement and will translate into new jobs, reduce energy costs for consumers and less imports of energy.”
He added that the mandatory nature of the order to provide certainty for investors.
The goal will be applied in the UK after leaving the EU will depend on the withdrawal from the agreement with London and Brussels.
The agreement also includes plans for 2023 comment on how the goal should be increased even more.
About 17% of energy consumption in the EU in 2016 from renewable energy sources in the UK for about 9%.
Supporters of green energy claim, the current planning period up to 2030 was unassuming, because member States were already on the way to surpass it.
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Environmental groups said the increase doesn’t go far enough and criticized the decision to keep counting biomass as a renewable energy sources.
Molly Walsh, renewable energy campaigner for friends of the Earth Europe, said: “the EU takes decisions agreed a paltry 32% target for renewable energy, which is insufficient to protect the climate, alternative energy sources are the future, and reveals a failure to understand shifting energy, including renewable energy is rapidly falling costs”.
However, the group welcomes the recognition of the transaction on consumer rights to produce and sell their own renewable energy sources such as solar panels on rooftops.
Now the agreement must be approved by the Parliament and the EU Council in the coming months.