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EU nations show little appetite for energy savings

The lack of progress being made towards energy savings targets is jeopardising the EU’s ambition to reduce both energy consumption and dependence on imported gas The lack of progress being made towards energy savings targets is jeopardising the EU’s ambition to reduce both energy consumption and dependence on imported gas.
By Andreas Walstad 20 June 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation 0 34324
Miguel Arias Canete (right) discussing energy in the EU. (EC)

The key issue: The European Commission has given EU member states six months to scale up their ambitions on energy savings and renewables to better align national policies with 2030 targets. Only a handful of nations – such as Spain – have submitted draft 10-year plans that seem ambitious enough to be compatible with the EU’s 2030 targets.

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