EU capitals miss deadline for renewable action plans
Published: 01 July 2010
The vast majority of EU member states will deliver their national renewable energy action plans (NREAPs) late as only two had landed on the European Commission’s desk by midday yesterday (30 June), the day of the deadline.
“So far we’ve only had track of two,” said Philip Lowe, director-general for energy at the European Commission. He was speaking at an event in Brussels on the day by which EU member states had to submit by midnight their action plans outlining the specific actions they intend to take to meet their targets.
The national targets were set under the EU’s Renewables Directive, which requires the EU as a whole to increase the share of renewables in its energy mix to 20% by 2020.
The two countries which had handed their plans to the EU executive were the Netherlands and Denmark, the energy department chief said.
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