Danish energy minister accused of stalling on EU renewable energy goals

The Danish energy minister's negotiation mandate is being renewed this morning but is only supported by a small majority. The Social Democratic Party says Denmark is too unambitious with its mandate – a criticism shared by energy sector interest group Dansk Energi.

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EU-member states agreed in December on a 27 percent renewable energy goal for the union's energy mix. However, there is now plenty of support for renegotiating the goal at the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council meeting in Brussels on June 11.

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