France, Greece, Bulgaria raise their 2030 national renewable energy targets

first_imgFrance, Greece, Bulgaria raise their 2030 national renewable energy targets FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享EURACTIV:France, Greece and Bulgaria have pledged to update their national targets for renewable energy and bump up the share of wind, solar and other renewables to 33%, 35% and 27% of their energy consumption respectively by 2030.The announcements were made on Tuesday (24 September) as part of a public debate among EU energy ministers on the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) submitted by the bloc’s 28 member states.“France has decided to raise its objective from 32 to 33%,” said Fabrice Dubreuil, the deputy permanent representative of France to the European Union, who represented his country at today’s ministerial meeting in Brussels.Other countries announced similar pledges, with Greece and Bulgaria saying they will raise their own renewables target from 31 to 35% and from 25 to 27%, respectively. Greece had already surprised observers at the UN climate summit in New York on Monday by announcing plans to phase out coal entirely by 2028.Former communist countries like Poland, Czechia and Hungary, for their part, underlined the need to increase financing available to meet the bloc’s 2030 energy and climate objectives. Poland, one the staunchest opponents to raising the bloc’s energy and climate targets, was among the most outspoken.More: Three EU countries bump up renewable energy goal for 2030last_img read more