EU's complex new energy package tackles renewables but sparks green criticism

According to leaked documents ahead of the release of a new energy plan, the EU Commission will increase requirements for energy efficiency in 2030, to the joy of Danish cleantech companies. However, planned changes facing criticism include the de-facto subsidization of coal, while borders are flung open for green subsidy schemes.

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After dramatic price declines and major criticism of German onshore wind auctions, the average price saw a significant boost in the first auction since the provisional tightening of the rules for citizen projects. Solar power is thus cheaper than wind.

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