MEPs and governments at standoff over energy efficiency

An attempt to reach a deal on new energy efficiency rules for the European Union fell apart on Wednesday night as representatives of the European Parliament and Council were unable to reach a compromise on targets.

The European Commission has proposed a 30% binding target for energy savings in member states by 2030. The target would be met by implementing energy efficiency measures.

The European Parliament wants a higher target. But EU member states want to weaken the Commission proposal, making the target non-binding.

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