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EU on track for 2020 energy targets: EEA

EU on track for 2020 energy targets: EEA


The EU’s energy and climate targets for 2020 are “well within reach” but longer-term objectives could prove challenging, according to a report by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Issued on Thursday 1 December, Trends and Projections in Europe 2016 said that the share of renewables in the EU’s energy consumption last year had reached 16.4%––up from 16% a year earlier––and that 22 member states were on track to achieve the levels set out in their national action plans. However, the report warned that trends in certain sectors were “alarming”; in particular, it said that the use of renewables in the transport sector remained insufficient and emissions were increasing.

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