CAN Europe, Chiara Martinelli, Director
CDP-Disclosure Insight Action Europe, Mirjam Wolfrum, Director Policy Engagement
Climate Group, Helen Clarkson, CEO
Corporate Leaders Group Europe, Ursula Woodburn, Director
European Environmental Bureau, Patrick ten Brink, Secretary General
European Renewable Energies Federation, Dörte Fouquet, Director
E3G- Third Generation Environmentalism, Nick Mabey, CEO
REScoop, Dirk Vansintjan, President
SolarPower Europe, Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO
Together with business leaders, city and citizen networks, NGOs and renewable energy associations, Energy Cities called on the negotiators of the Renewable Energy Directive, to step up and have the EU lead the charge on the global energy transition by setting a binding EU renewable energy target of at least 45% by 2030.
“At this critical moment in the midst of a climate crisis and energy insecurity, increasing our ambition for renewable energy is the solution that will benefit people and businesses alike.
Significant investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency will deliver permanent cuts to energy bills, secure our energy supply, mitigate climate change and create local quality jobs. The proposed 40% renewable energy target is outdated1, and does not reflect the current trilemma of rising energy costs, energy insecurity and worsening climate events that Europeans now must endure.”