Fylde MEP's warning over energy targets

Euro MP Theresa Griffin
Euro MP Theresa Griffin
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A Fylde Euro MP has welcomed a move towards adopting higher targets for energy efficiency and renewable energy in Europe.

MEPs backed a target of 35 per cent of the EU’s energy mix to come from renewables by 2030. The goal had been 27 per cent.

North West MEP, Theresa Griffin, Labour’s European Parliament spokesperson on energy, said: “The renewables target will support the further development and integration of renewable energy into our energy mix, while the energy efficiency targets are crucial for growth, competitiveness and job creation, and will enable millions of people throughout Europe to be lifted out of energy poverty.

“We will keep pushing for higher targets and for EU countries to pursue policies to meet these ambitious new goals.”

She warned if the UK did not match the targets when the UK leaves the EU, “people in Britain will be at serious risk of higher energy prices and lower energy security.”