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EU Parliament Aims Higher For Renewables In Its 2030 Climate And Energy Goals

The European Parliament’s Industry & Energy (ITRE) and Environment (ENVI) committees have voted their position on the Energy Union Governance Regulation, just a week after the ITRE committee called for raising the EU’s 2030 renewable energy target to 35% instead of 27%. The Governance Regulation sets out how EU Member States will deliver the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy goals including the binding EU renewables target and how they will give visibility to renewable energy investors on post-2020 deployment volumes. The IEA now says that wind will be Europe’s leading electricity source soon after 2030.

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US Surges Beyond 1 Million Solar Installations, With A Community Solar Future

A million installations are the result of the work of over 200,000 Americans working in the solar industry and on developments, which have secured a cut in cost per watt by two-thirds within the last 20 years. The next target is another million installations by end 2018. This presents an opportunity to expand access to affordable solar energy. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), solar is on its way to becoming the single largest source of distributed renewable energy in the US, with the potential to power over five million homes.

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