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European Parliament voted last week in favor of setting a binding renewable energy target for 2030

The European Parliament voted today for the first time in favour of setting a binding renewable energy target for 2030. "The Parliament's vote sends a strong message to the European Council as it prepares its response to the European Commission's Energy Roadmap 2050", commented Stephane Bourgeois, Head of Regulatory Affairs at the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). "Ministers should take heed of the European Parliament and endorse a binding renewables target for 2030. Binding targets for renewables are proven to be effective, and targets for 2030 would continue to drive European industry, boost energy security and are key in tackling climate change". A 2030 renewable energy target is supported by Climate Action Commissioner Hedegaard, and Energy Commissioner Oettinger called for a decision on such a target by 2014. The Parliament's vote was part of the Davies report ...

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