Industry association WindEurope said Tuesday the European Commission called out 15 countries for not meeting their renewables targets, Kallanish Energy learns.
Europe set a collective goal to have 32% of energy powered by renewables by 2030. However, the following countries aren’t contributing their fair share, according to the EU: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia and the UK.
All member states have until the end of the year to finalize their national plans, which include their objectives and the policies to implement them.
“The message from the European Commission is clear: failing to plan is planning to fail,” said WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson, in a release.
“Member states now know what they’re to do: ramp up the ambition and fill in all the policy gaps. The Commission needs to stay on their backs and make sure they get it right,” he added.
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