Council signs off on three major clean energy files

By 2030, the EU will have to get 32% of its energy from renewable sources and reach an energy efficiency headline target of 32.5%. This is part of the Clean Energy package signed off by the council and includes a governance regulation, which sets out the framework for the governance of the Energy Union and climate action as well as a revised directive on energy efficiency. The latter establishes a framework of measures whose main objective is to ensure that the EU's 2020 and 2030 headline targets are met. Increasing energy efficiency will benefit the environment, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy security, cut energy costs for households and companies, help alleviate energy poverty and contribute to growth and jobs.

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