European lawmakers voted on Wednesday for the share of renewable energy in the bloc’s energy mix to be raised to 45% by 2030. Voting took place at the European Parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg.

Following Ursula von der Leyen’s State of the Union address which this morning outlined measures to tackle the energy crisis, MEPs voted a number of resolutions that aim to boost the EU’s green credentials. Among them is the intention to raise its energy savings target to 40% of final energy consumption. Laws to combat climate change and boost energy security were also passed.

“We strongly support the increased 2030 target of 45%. Greater cross-border cooperation is needed to expand renewable energy.” Pieper added that the EU must multiply investments into alternative fuels such as hydrogen and sustainable biomass. The text was adopted with a sizeable majority.

Source: The Brussels Times