[ Diretor: Mário Frota [ Coordenador Editorial: José Carlos Fernandes Pereira [ Fundado em 30-11-1999 [ Edição III [ Ano XII

terça-feira, 28 de novembro de 2017

Cleaner energy: new binding targets for energy efficiency and use of renewables

REF.:  20171128IPR89009

  • EU energy consumption to be reduced by 40% by 2030
  • At least 35% of all EU energy has to come from renewables by 2030
  • Support for consumers who use self-produced energy

MEPs want to help people setting up renewable energy co-operatives in their communities
©AP Images/European Union-EP 
Solar energy power plant. ©AP Images/European Union-EP
A binding target to reduce energy consumption by 40% by 2030 at EU level was agreed by the Industry and Energy Committee on Tuesday. MEPs wanted to be more ambitious than the EU Commission, which had proposed a 30% reduction.

Each EU country will have to set its own corresponding national energy-efficiency targets that are needed to reach the overall goal of 40% reduction in energy consumption. These would cover all stages of the energy chain, including generation, transmission, distribution and end-use.

Support schemes for electricity from renewable sources

National authorities need to make sure that financial programmes, supporting measures which increase the share of electricity produced from renewables, are stable and predictable. They should refrain from making frequent changes and avoid all retroactive changes.

Renewable self-consumers

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