EU votes to set renewable power targets of 42.5%, speed up new clean power permitting

EU votes to set renewable power targets of 42.5%, speed up new clean power permitting

MEPs voted 470 to 120 in favour of the updated Renewable Energy Directive, while 40 MEPs abstained. Image: European Parliament

The European Parliament has voted to accelerate the adoption of renewable power generation on the continent, aiming for renewables to meet 42.5% of the region’s energy needs by 2030, and calling on EU member states to meet 45% of their energy demand with clean power. The previous target was 40%, brought in as part of RePowerEU after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last year.

As part of the new legislation, the process by which countries can grant permits for new renewable power plants will be sped up, with national authorities encouraged to approve new clean power projects within one year, for projects in what the European Commission calls “renewables go-to areas”. These are areas specified as particularly suitable for renewable power projects, with a particular emphasis on aspects of the built environment, such as rooftops, where solar panels in particular could be installed.

(The above content is reproduced from pv-tech,By JP Casey)

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Post time: Sep-14-2023