European Parliament Called for Renewable Energy Target of 35% for 2030

Giles Dickson of WindEurope (Image: WindEurope)Giles Dickson of WindEurope (Image: WindEurope)
Giles Dickson: "The Commission is starting to get it: they think going beyond 27% is cost-effective. Denmark and Portugal are also calling for a higher target: others in the Council now need to reconsider.”

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European Parliament gives strong backing for future of renewables

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European Parliament gives strong backing for future of renewables

Members of the European Parliament gave a resounding vote in favour of renewables in Europe yesterday.

MEPs called for a renewable energy target of 35% for 2030 - rather than the 27% which the European Commission proposed in 2016.    Giles Dickson, WindEurope CEO, said: “Good on the Parliament. 35% makes sense economically. Consumers benefit - wind is now the cheapest form of new power generation in Europe. And wind is a key part of European manufacturing and exports - it supports 263,000 jobs in Europe industry and contributes €36bn to EU GDP. A 27% target puts all that at risk. And 27% carries a major opportunity cost. The difference between 27% and 35% in wind is €92bn investments not made and 136,000 jobs not created. And other... ... More: Official Press Release WindEurope

EU, Europe, vote, renewable energy, target, climate protection, Giles Dickson

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