Windmill and electricity pylon on the topic of electricity 2030

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The Council of Energy Ministers is convening in Brussels today. The discussions are focussing on how to reach the EU’s 2030 targets for renewable energies and energy efficiency and what contribution the energy sector must make after 2030.

State Secretary Feicht said: “The EU Member States jointly decided upon the EU’s 2030 targets in the energy sector. We Member States now also need to jointly make sure that these targets will be met. The German Federal Government will finalise its draft National Energy and Climate Plan by the end of the year. The results of the climate cabinet, which will considerably contribute to meeting the European 2030 targets, will also be incorporated in the Plan. At the same time, we need to think about the necessary transformation of the energy system after 2030. Like the majority of the EU Member States, Germany advocates the goal of climate neutrality in Europe by 2050. We now need to determine how to reach this goal. In this context, the energy sector will have to make a major contribution. It is important to exchange views on this among the EU Member States.”