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European Union moves to strengthen renewable-energy goals

January 29, 2018 12:11 PM

European lawmakers have backed measures that would substantially raise the European Union’s clean-energy ambitions. By 2030, more than one-third of energy consumed in the EU should be from renewable sources such as WIND and solar power, the European Parliament says — up from the existing target of just over one-quarter. But the decision is not yet legally binding: The Parliament will now need to negotiate the plan with national governments, which could attempt to lower the targets. 


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