EWEA – European Wind Energy Association : European Parliament committees vote yes to 2030 renewables target

“Following the letter in favour of a 2030 renewable energy target from eight Member States including Germany and France, to European Commissioners, this vote is another strong signal to the European Commission of the widespread support for a binding renewable energy target for 2030”, commented Stephane Bourgeois of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

“In its upcoming communication on 22 January, the Commission must propose an ambitious and binding renewable energy target. It cannot deny the findings of its own impact assessment which says a renewable energy target is better for the economy than a greenhouse gas target alone – higher GDP, 500,000 more jobs,