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Agreement in Europe: the EU sets a 32% share of renewable energies in 2030

The pact reached in the early hours between 28 and the Community institutions raises an upward revision of the objectives in 2023

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Agreement in Europe: the EU sets a 32% share of renewable energies in 2030

After 12 hours of negotiation between European Parliament, Commission and Governments of 28th this morning, an agreement has been reached on Renewable energy directive, which should serve as a guide for transformation of European energy system for Next few years. Finally, it has been agreed that 32% of all final energy consumed in EU at 2030 must be of renewable origin. It is an intermediate point between positions of governments of 28, which proposed 27%, and that of Parliament, which asked for 35%.

The agreement also includes, according to European Parliament, creation of a fund for development of renewable energies to help carboneras regions of Europe. Coal to generate electricity is shaping up to be big loser of fight against climate change due to greenhouse gases it expels when it burns. And some countries that are very dependent on this fuel (such as Poland) were asking for aid as compensation for ir mining areas. In Spain, some areas of Asturias and Castilla y León can also benefit.

The overall objective of 32% for 2030 is a point of understanding between Governments of 28 and European Parliament. Now that European quota is around 17%. But beyond specific goal for 2030, it is important that a revision (upwards) has been included in 2023. That goal should increase if it is required for Europe to comply with commitments of Paris agreement or wher cost reduction of renewable technologies makes it easier to be more ambitious.

What has not been achieved, by frontal opposition of governments since beginning of negotiation, is to include individual targets for each State, such as those that exist now. These objectives are a weapon of pressure for governments, which are examined in meeting se goals by public opinion. The Commission will draw up reports on each country's efforts and contribute to overall objective of 2030. But y will only be indicative.

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Finally, charges for self-consumption (with solar panel systems in households, for example) as so-called sun-imposed will be vetoed in EU until at least December 2026. From that point on, according to sources of negotiation, States may decide wher to include m in accordance with a set of parameters set so that electrical system can be economically supported.

In addition, a clause is set up for right to receive remuneration according to market value for energy to be poured into network. And it is also fixed that panels in a house or set of houses can be owned by a third party, always according to same negotiating sources.

A section on inter-state interconnections has also been included in three-band compact; A target of 15% is set for 2030.

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