The importance of considering economic welfare, different ambition level, breaking down overall targets into corridor targets and looking at potentials – including least cost allocation and interconnectivity as key factors – were among the key arguments brought to the discussion.
Brussels – Solar panels could soon cover millions more rooftops in Europe, after the EU reached a deal on Wednesday to make it easier for households to play a part in the renewable energy transition, said Greenpeace.
13 June, Brussels. Additional reactions will be added when available.
An ambitious political agreement on increasing renewable energy use in Europe was reached today between negotiators from the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council. Today’s deal means that two out of the 8 legislative proposals in the Clean Energy for All Europeans package (adopted by the European Commission on 30 November 2016) have been already agreed by the co-legislators. The new regulatory framework includes a binding renewable energy target for the EU for 2030 of 32% with an upwards revision clause by 2023.
On 18 and 19 June, the Federal Environment Ministry and the Government of the Republic of Poland are hosting the 9th Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin. This informal meeting of ministers and representatives from 35 countries focusses on the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement and preparation for the next Climate Change Conference, which will take place in December in Katowice under Poland’s Presidency.
With over 60 sessions and 2,500 participants, the annual EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) came to an end on 8 June. This year the different sessions focused on how the EU can lead the clean energy transition in the 21st century. EUSEW came at a crucial political moment towards the end of negotiations for the Clean Energy Package for all Europeans.