EU Council and Parliament reach provisional deal on renewable energy directive

On 30 March, the Council and the Parliament negotiators reached a provisional political agreement to raise the share of renewable energy in the EU’s overall energy consumption to 42.5% by 2030 with an additional 2.5% indicative top up that would allow to reach 45%. Each member state will contribute to this common target.
The Council and Parliament negotiators provisionally agreed on more ambitious sector-specific targets in transport, industry, buildings and district heating and cooling. The purpose of the sub-targets is to speed-up the integration of renewables in sectors where incorporation has been slower.

This provisional political agreement will now need to be endorsed by both institutions, before being published in the EU’s Official Journal and enter into force 

Read the full press release on the EU Council website