European Union negotiators today, Thursday (30/3) reached a political agreement on more ambitious targets for extending the use renewable energy sources by 2030, which is an important pillar of the EU’s plans to combat climate change and move away from Russian fossil fuels.
EU countries and the European Parliament agreed that by 2030 the 27-member EU will receive 42.5% of its energy from renewable sources, like the wind and solar, the member of the European Parliament Marcus Pieper said in a tweet.
“A good day for Europe’s energy transitionMarcus Pieper pointed out.
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The political agreement will now have to be approved by the European Parliament and EU member states before it can become law. These votes are usually formal and approve the agreement without changes.
The new law will replace the existing EU target of a 32% share of renewable energy by 2030.
The EU would get 22% of its energy from renewable sources in 2021, but this percentage varied significantly between countries. Sweden, as reported by the Athens News Agency, comes first among the 27 EU countries, as it gets 63% of its energy from renewable sources, while in Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands and Ireland, renewable sources provide less than 13% of the energy they use.
A rapid shift to renewable energy is critical if the EU is to meet its climate change targets, including the legally binding target of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 relative to 1990.
Renewable energy targets have taken on added importance following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as the EU has said it will end its reliance on Russian fossil fuels by 2027 – and plans to do so mainly through local, low-cost energy production. coal.
Achieving the new targets will require massive investments in wind and solar farms.
Source: News Beast
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