EU Parliament Passes Non-binding Resolution in Favour of Fixed Target for Renewables’ Share by 2030

The EU Parliament has passed a non-binding resolution in favour of a fixed target for a renewables’ share for 2030, without deciding on a recommendation for the target itself.

An amendment calling on the Commission to propose a mandatory EU-wide share for renewables for 2030 was adopted by a narrow majority (339 votes to 336, with 19 abstentions), but a proposal that this target should be between 40% and 45%, i.e. higher than the Commission’s current working assumption of 30%, was rejected (284 votes to 365, with 35 abstentions).

MEPs argued that it was essential to move the debate about a suitable EU system of support for post-2020 forward. A long-term integrated strategy for promoting renewables at EU level should take account of the wide variety of promotion mechanisms currently existing among member states, as well as of regional and geographical differences, the text of the resolution says according to a press release by Parliament.

Source: European Parliament

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