Commission plans renewables targets

Chynoweth, Emma; Gibson, Jane
January 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;1/15/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 49, p5
Trade Publication
The article reports on renewable sources minimum targets proposed by the European Commission. The commission is proposing a 20% binding minimum target for the amount of European Union energy supplied by renewable sources, and 10% for the level of biofuels used in transport by 2020. The targets are legally binding, but will allow each member state the freedom to determine the best renewable energy mix for its own circumstances.


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