Minister indicates French preference for renewables targets

The French energy minister has indicated that the country would advocate the EU setting renewable energy targets for 2030.

Delphine Batho, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, wrote on Twitter that France wants to see the EU set a triple objective for 2030, covering climate, renewables, and efficiency.
Delphine Batho
Batho’s comment is a boost to EU proposals to set fresh targets for the sector post 2020.

Ministers yesterday met in Dublin to discuss a range of environmental issues, including the Green Paper proposed by the Commission to extend 2020 goals covering carbon emissions, renewable energy deployment, and energy efficiency through to 2030.

Recharge News reports that member states are divided on whether to retain the current set of three targets covering renewables and energy efficiency, as well as carbon, or focus instead on a single emissions target.

The European Commission will produce formal submissions later this year on the proposal.

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