Green Retrenchment
Green Retrenchment
Europe Ditching Renewables Requirements

Brussels unveiled a new set of climate goals today, and the targets set out sketch a portrait of a continent wary of the costs of green policymaking. Conspicuously absent from this set of targets—which will effectively replace its 2020 counterpart—are any mandatory renewable energy requirements for national governments. Instead, the European Commission is giving governments the freedom to choose the means by which they achieve the required end.

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