LEAK: EU Commission considering higher renewable energy target for 2030

Euractiv | May 10, 2022 at 2:23 PM
  • The European Commission is looking to increase the EU’s renewable energy target for 2030 as part of plans due next week.
  • One element of this strategy is a European Solar Rooftops Initiative, which if fully implemented, would add 17 TWh of electricity after its first year of implementation – 17% higher than current EU projections – and, by 2025, would generate 42 TWh of additional electricity, according to the leak, although these numbers are not finalised.
  • As part of this, the strategy proposes combining solar deployment with roof renovations, install solar energy in all public buildings fit for it by 2025 and have at least one renewable energy community in every municipality with a population of 10,000 or more by 2025.