Europe CEOs join lawmakers in urge for massive clean energy push

More than 40 EU policymakers and industry CEOs will urge the union to do what's needed to expedite the continent's green energy transition by adding massive volumes of renewable power capacity and other decarbonization technologies.

Wind farm in Graincourt-les-Havrincourt, France. | Photo: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

A group of 40 European Union lawmakers and chief executives across the industry called on the bloc’s top officials to ensure that a planned green overhaul speeds up the deployment of renewables and helps the region’s producers in an unprecedented shift to climate neutrality.

The European Commission needs to show ambition and determination to make the EU’s energy system fit for a stricter 2030 emissions-reduction target, they said in an open letter to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and the bloc’s climate chief, Frans Timmermans. The EU regulatory arm is due to unveil on July 14 a set of measures to align its economy with the Green Deal, whose overarching target is to make Europe the world’s first net-zero emissions continent.

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