EU reaches agreement on energy optimization – but doesn't lock the door

The EU target for energy optimization landed at a slightly higher percentage than the compromise for renewables, although with a significant difference. Late Tuesday night also witnessed an agreement concerning governance.


The EU came to agreement Tuesday evening and late night on two climate targets, thus ratifying the EU's energy policy ahead to 2030. Following a long and, at times, chaotic process, which resulted in a rapporteur being reprimanded and replaced shortly before Christmas and most recently saw a breakdown of negotiations just before the finish line, the three negotiating EU bodies came to an agreement on the target for energy optimization.

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