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MEPs call for more renewables

Today the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted on its opinion on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive for the period 2021 – 2030.

In reaction to the results of the vote, Jean-François Fauconnier, Renewables Policy Coordinator at Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, said:

“Calling for an at least 35% EU target, backed by binding national targets, is a step in the right direction. Still it does not recognise the full potential of renewable energy in Europe, which is much higher. The Parliament’s Industry Committee needs to raise ambition and support an at least 45% target, which would bring us closer to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement.

The Environment Committee also failed to introduce comprehensive safeguards for bioenergy use, undermining the role sustainable bioenergy has to play in our transition to a 100% renewables based energy system”.

The Industry Committee, the committee leading on the file and responsible for the Parliament’s overall negotiating stance, is expected to adopt its position on 28 November.

Contact:

Ania Drazkiewicz, CAN Europe Communications Coordinator, ania@caneurope.org, +32 494 525 738

Notes:

Infographic 'The EU needs an at least 45% renewable energy target for 2030': http://www.caneurope.org/publications/presentations/1376-infographic-the-eu-needs-an-at-least-45-renewable-energy-target-for-2030

CAN Europe Position on the revised Renewable Energy Directive and Electricity Market Design: http://www.caneurope.org/publications/can-europe-positions/1335-can-europe-position-on-the-revised-renewable-energy-directive-and-electricity-market-design

Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe is Europe's largest coalition working on climate and energy issues. With over 140 member organisations in more than 30 European countries - representing over 44 million citizens - CAN Europe works to prevent dangerous climate change and promote sustainable climate and energy policy in Europe.

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Ania Drążkiewicz
Head of Communications
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Nicolas Derobert
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Stevan Vujasinović
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Goksen Sahin
Communications Coordinator
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