MEPs VOTE FOR NEW EU CLIMATE CHANGE TARGETS

 

Members of the European Parliament  have voted to adopt new EU-wide targets on further cutting greenhouse gas emissions and using more renewable energy by 2030.

 

 

Members of the Environment and Energy Committee today agreed to set targets of reducing emissions by 40% – by getting 30% of the EU’s energy from renewable sources and reducing energy use by 40% by 2030.

 

 

Though the agreement fell short of Green MEPs’ calls for targets of reducing emissions by 60% and obtaining 45% of energy from renewable sources, they welcomed the vote.

 

 

Green Party MEP Jean Lambert said: Continue reading