- Published: 22 January 2014 22 January 2014
The European Commission proposes a greenhouse gas target of 40% and a renewables target of 27% by 2030 in its Communication published 22 January 2014.
This is despite its own figures which show that setting a 30% renewables target would create over 560,000 more jobs in Europe and boost economic growth. The Commission is also ignoring the European Parliament, which voted in favour of a binding 30% renewables target for 2030 in committee earlier this month. The 2030 debate will be the focus of the opening plenary session and press conference of the EWEA 2014 Annual Event, 10-13 March, Barcelona, ten days before Heads of State meet to discuss the 2030 package.