UK and France ‘may miss EU renewable energy target’
Source: The Guardian
The UK, France and Netherlands are set to miss a key EU renewable energy target and should review their policies to get back on track, the European commission has said.
A progress report for all 28 member states, published on Tuesday (June 16), said that those three countries plus Malta and Luxembourg should “assess whether their policies and tools are sufficient and effective” to meet the target.
Adopted in 2009, the binding target requires the EU to source 20% of energy from renewables such as wind, solar and biomass by 2020.
An EU source said: “There are still five years to go [to meet the target], there is still time. We are not saying they [those countries lagging now] are going to fail. We are saying look into your policies and adjust them.”