31 Jan '17, 10am

EU on track to meet 2020 renewable goals but UK lags

EU on track to meet 2020 renewable goals but UK lags

The European Union is on track to meet its 20% overall renewable energy target by 2020, but the UK, Ireland and Luxembourg are lagging behind in their individual national goals, a spokeswoman for climate and energy commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete told Recharge . Renewables last year accounted for 16.4% of the EU’s final energy consumption, according to the commission’s latest renewable energy progress report due to be published tomorrow, the spokeswoman said, confirming an earlier report by the Reuters newswire. The Netherlands and France also need to increase their efforts to meet the 2020 target, the document states. In its previous report on renewables, from 2015, green energies had reached 15.3% of the union’s gross final energy consumption. 'More good than bad' as EU unveils energy reform plans Read more The energy commissioner also stressed that after the announceme...

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