The European parliament has called for member states to meet binding national energy targets by 2030.
The UK, along with other EU members, would have to cut 40% of greenhouse gas emissions, compared with 1990 levels, ensure a larger percentage of energy comes from renewable sources and generate a 40% improvement in energy efficiency.
EU member state environment ministers are scheduled to discuss the commission’s proposals early next month (March). EU leaders will then discuss the climate and energy policy at a summit March 20-21.
EU targets for 2030 would build on a current mandatory emissions cut of 20 percent by 2020 compared to 1990 levels.
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