European Union’s leaked paper shows ambitious clean energy goals

European Union’s leaked paper shows ambitious clean energy goals

The renewable energy is the key to fight the global warming and Europe is at the forefront of clean energy revolution.  European countries are setting tough targets for green electricity. The recent draft commission paper informed about the efforts. The leaked document also pointed out that the electricity distribution network of the European Union will be restructured. 

The consultation paper is schedule to be released on July 15. If all the policies stated in the European Union 2030 energy and climate objectives are properly implemented, around half of the Europe’s electricity will come from renewable energy sources. The decarbonization of the economy won’t be the distant dream now as major green gas emissions would be reduced. 

By 2030, the European Union is expected to cut emissions by 40 percent of 1990 levels. The coalition of nation also hopes to derive 27 percent of overall energy from renewable sources. This means buildings, agricultural and transportation needs would be fulfilled by clean fuel. As of now Europe derives 25 percent electricity from solar and winds power plants. 

The European Wind Energy Association’s spokesperson Oliver Joy said that it organization is happy about the leaked document but no one is obligated to achieve the 2030 target. The goals set for 2020 won’t be achieved by many countries which are legal binding. United Kingdom, France and Netherlands are among the list of countries which may miss the 2020 targets. These default countries need to be monitored by an independent governance commission. Many countries have strong resistance for renewable energy sources. 

 

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