The European Union wants to keep moving toward a more energy efficient future for its residents. A new set of proposal from its regulatory agency, the European Commission, are supposed to do just that. The proposals are supposed to cut the total energy use in the EU by 30 percent by the year 2030.
The Commission’s proposals have the overall title of “Clean Energy for All Europeans”. Among other things, the proposals will focus on creating more efficient uses of current energy sources. That include revamping a lot of older buildings which currently waste a lot of power. At the same time, the proposals will explore and use more energy from renewable sources. The plan is to have 27% percent all of the EU’s energy use handled by renewable sources by 2030. That number includes a 50 percent share of all of the region’s electricity production.
Of course, the Commission’s proposal’s are just that at the moment. They will likely be changed and edited before a formal vote can take place with the European Parliament, as well as agreements from all of the EU’s member states. In the meantime the EU is still committed to its earlier agreement to cut CO2 emissions by 40 percent by the year 2030.