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Environmental NGOs Disappointed with EU Climate Framework


The EU heads agreed last night to reduce green house gas emissions by 40% between 1990 and 2030, increase the share of renewable energy sources by 27% and boost energy efficiency by 27% in the same period.

Greenpeace believes that the goals will actually weaken the positive trend in the use of renewables, while Focus said that more ambitious goals would considerably lower the EU's energy dependency and neutralise Russian threats to the EU and Ukraine.

"People across Europe want cleaner energy but EU heads continue to set up hurdles for renewables. The EU can and should do more, otherwise decarbonisation will become an insurmountable problem," according to Dejan Savić of Greenpeace.

Barbara Kvac of Focus said that the goals would slow down the EU's climate change response. "To label a 40% reduction in emissions as adequate or even irresponsible. This goal is no response to scientific findings."


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