L R AS Published on Saturday 17 September 2022 - n° 416 - Categories:Europe
European target of 45% renewable energy by 2030, but no-one is committing to results
The European Parliament has agreed to increase the EU's share of renewable energy in total final energy consumption to 45% by 2030 as part of a revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). This extends current legislation
which called for 32% renewable energy by 2030. Last June, the Member States raised this target to 40%.
The parliamentary decision also sets sub-targets for sectors such as transport, buildings and district heating and cooling.
PV Magazine of 16 September 2022
Editor's note We can set ourselves targets, but can we also set ourselves results? The delay in drafting the energy-climate law, as well as the postponement of measures to promote self-consumption, indicate that the target is just that - a target, and that applying or achieving it is not a priority. To favour EDF? Because of the administrative nature of France? Or simply because there are no panel manufacturers with enough influence to encourage the public authorities to declare PV installations a priority?