- Published: 17 January 2018 17 January 2018
Members of the European Parliament (MEP) gave a resounding vote in favour of renewables in Europe. MEPs called for a renewable energy target of 35% for 2030 - rather than the 27% which the European Commission proposed in 2016.
The Parliament also voted for Member States to submit their national energy and climate action plans by 1 June 2019 and that these should show how they intend to contribute to the collective European target. The Parliament also voted for Member States to give five years’ visibility up front on their public support for renewables.