Plan to dramatically expand renewables in Europe fails

“The European Parliament yesterday (21 May) approved a non-binding resolution calling for a mandatory EU-wide share for renewables for 2030, but failed to set the target in the 40-45% range.”

EurActiv reports:

The resolution says the EU should try to achieve a share of renewables in the overall energy mix greater than the European Commission’s current working assumption of 30%. This text was passed by a narrow majority (339-336, with 19 abstentions).

However, a proposal that this target should be set between 40% and 45% failed, with 365 votes against to 284 in favour.