EU ups emission limits, relaxes renewables targetJanuary 22, 2014 @ 3:28 am
BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Commission is proposing tougher binding targets to limit greenhouse gas emissions but is shying away from more ambitious mandatory renewable energy goals in its fight against climate change.
The commission, the 28-nation bloc's executive arm, is calling for greenhouse gas emissions to be reduced by 40 percent by 2030 compared with 1990 levels, revised upward from its existing 2020 target of a 20 percent reduction.
But to the dismay of Germany, pro-environmentalist groups and others, it is not proposing tougher binding renewable energy targets for each nation, but only introduces a less ambitious pan-European goal of 27 percent by 2030.
Wednesday's commission proposal will shape the EU's energy and climate action policies over the coming years. The proposal still needs approval from EU governments and the European Parliament.
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
The man behind a staged child abduction apologizes for scaring young kids, parents
Bike Master Plan 2.0
If you thought getting around & finding parking was hard before - things aren't getting easier
Need Your Help
Now that Robinson Cano is hitting home runs, we need to come up with his signature call
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.