Update: Due to the trialogue meeting happening on 27 June (initial date for the event), the event has been postponed to 10 July.
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.
Mobilising investment in energy efficiency and renewable energies is key for Europe’s energy transition. The European Commission is seeking to establish two distinct facilities which would be able, through rapid lump sum funding and other forms of assistance, to support cities, communities and islands to prepare investments in sustainable energy.
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.