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European Parliament, ITRE committee gives green light to 40% binding energy efficiency target

Brussels 28 November - European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee for the 5th time across two legislatures voted in favour of a binding 40% Energy Efficiency target for the period 2021-2030, together with the continuation of the most important end-use mechanism Art 7 (Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes). A crucial step towards Europe’s leadership on COP21 has once again been confirmed, following the Plenary vote a united Parliament trialogue team is needed to keep uphold such leadership.

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