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Patrik Lobergh

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European Union

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Before 2030, 42.5 percent of the EU's energy must come from renewable sources, the Swedish EU presidency announces

EU agrees on more ambitious renewable energy target for 2030 After a long night of mangling, the member states and the EU Parliament have reached an agreement on renewable energy. Before 2030, 42.5 percent of the EU's energy must come from renewable sources, the Swedish EU presidency announces on Twitter. "White smoke in Brussels. Agreement on the renewable energy directive. The Council (member states) largely supported our ambitious goals. This is how the energy transition can succeed," writes the EU Parliament's German chief negotiator Markus Pieper on Twitter. The EU's member states have thus, among other things, agreed that at least 42.5 percent of the energy must come from renewable sources before the year 2030 - an increase from the previous 32 percent, reports Bloomberg. Another important goal is that by 2030, renewable fuels should either contribute to an emission reduction in the transport sector by 14.5 percent or make up 29 percent of the energy in the sector. The night's preliminary settlement must now be confirmed by both EU member states in the Council of Ministers and by the entire EU Parliament. In order to reach the new renewable energy target, the EU must now make large investments in wind power and solar cells. In 2021, around 22 percent of the EU's energy came from renewable sources, but the differences are large between the member states, writes the NTB news agency. While 63 percent of Sweden's energy needs were covered by renewable sources, the share in countries such as Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands and Ireland was below 13 percent.[rm]=240987515

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  • George Kariuki

    7 w

    This is a great step forward for the EU in its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and curbing the effects of climate change.

    • Daniel Waweru

      8 w

      This is a great goal. Very impressive. Looking forward.

      • We Don't Have Time

        8 w

        Dear Patrik Lobergh Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to European Parliament and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

        • Kevin

          8 w

          Looking forward to the actualization of this.

          • Edwin wangombe

            8 w

            This is impressive... It is important to Set the pace for others to follow

            • Munene Mugambi

              8 w

              Good regulation but I feel they could do more, better

              • Patrik Lobergh

                8 w

                @munene_mugambi It is still rather bold as the old target was 30% and it is doubling today's share in just 8 years

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