EU member states agree 30% energy efficiency goal

By Andreas Walstad 27 June 2017
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EU Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete (left) and Maltese Energy Minister Joe Mizzi at the summit. (European Council) EU Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete (left) and Maltese Energy Minister Joe Mizzi at the summit. (European Council)

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. 

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