EU member states have backed a 30% by 2030 energy efficiency target with the aim of reducing Europe’s import dependence on fossil fuels such as gas.
The target was agreed on by energy ministers from the 28 member states at a summit of the Council of the EU in Luxembourg on Monday, but it needs backing from the European Parliament to be passed into law.
However, MEPs have lobbied for a 40% target and will likely see 30% as too modest. The council’s position also falls short...
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