Europe Sets 40% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Target for 2030 by @DavidKThorpe

European leaders have been meeting in Strasbourg over the last 24 hours to debate amongst other things the level of 2030 targets for renewable energy, greenhouse gas emission reduction and energy efficiency for the continent. Amidst fractious debates, the European Council of national political leaders endorsed a binding EU target of at least 40% domestic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990. It also set a target of at least 27% for the share of renewable energy consumed in the European Union by 2030, disappointing those who asked for 30%. An indicative target of the same level was set for improving energy efficiency but this will be reviewed by 2020 and possibly raised to 30%. The efficiency target is not to be nationally binding, disappointing those who wanted it to be mandatory. A target of 40% had been called for. The EU agreement (read it in f...

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