The European Parliament adopted it’s final positions on the revision of the Energy Efficiency (EED) and the Renewable Energy (REDIII) directives with an overwhelming majority of the vote cast, backing a boost for both renewables use and energy savings.

The share of renewable energy shall be raised to 45%, while energy savings targets increased to 40% of final energy consumption, and 42.5% of primary energy consumption by 2030. The RED III legislation defines sub-targets for sectors such as transport, buildings, and district heating and cooling. A mandatory annual increase of renewables in heating and cooling should be mage binding a minimum for all Member States. MS shall also increase the share of RES in by district heating networks by 2.3 points. MS should define indicative targets for the share of renewables produced on site or nearby including from the grid in final energy consumption in their buildings sector in 2030 that is consistent with an indicative target of at least a 49 % at EU level.

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