MEPs set ambitious targets for cleaner (35% renewable energy sources), more efficient energy use (boost by 35%) by 2030

MEPs are ready to negotiate binding targets with EU ministers to boost energy efficiency by 35% and the share of renewables in the total energy mix by 35%, by 2030.

Among other measures, Parliament endorsed committee proposals for binding EU-level targets of an 35% improvement in energy efficiency, a minimum 35% share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy, and a 12% share of energy from renewable sources in transport, by 2030. National targets for renewable energy should also be set, from which Member States would be allowed to deviate by a maximum of 10% under certain conditions.

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