Reports & Briefings
Briefing '27% target = putting the brakes on the EU's renewable energy transition'
- Category: Reports & Briefs
- Published: 12 December 2017
In this briefing, CAN Europe explains why sticking to a 27% renewable energy target would put the brakes on the energy transition in the EU and why the target needs to be raised to at least 45%.
In October 2014, the European Council put forward an ‘at least 27%’ target for the share of renewables in energy consumption in the EU by 2030. More than 3 years later, despite the successful outcome of the Paris Climate Summit, and the dramatic and continuous decrease in the costs of wind and solar energy in the meantime, EU governments are yet to revise their level of ambition upwards.