European Parliament backs energy efficiency target for 2030

Plenary vote on Energy roadmap 2050 report shows clear support for three targets

14 March 2013 - The European Parliament approved a report on the Energy roadmap 2050 today, calling for three post-2020 targets on energy efficiency, renewable energy and greenhouse gas emissions. This vote shows that MEPs support strong policy for energy efficiency and recognise the importance of an energy efficiency target.

The European Commission, which is preparing its forthcoming 2030 framework for climate and energy policy, has been vocal in its interest in 2030 renewable and greenhouse gas targets, but seems prepared to hold off on a post-2020 energy efficiency target with the passing of the Energy Efficiency Directive so recent.

The full press release is available here.

Thursday, 14 March, 2013