Targets for repowering Europe will be met
The Commission is proposing to raise the EU’s renewables target for 2030 from its current 40% to 45%.
The plan to repower Europe sets ambitious targets to be met by all Member States in order to ensure energy security. The fact that the countries of the EU have different infrastructures and environmental and financial circumstances presents a challenge.
Pedro Amaral Jorge, the president of APREN, thinks that the goals can be achieved on schedule, but believes the most important thing is to adopt measures to follow the right path towards fulfilling these goals. “As soon as all the economies, citizens and stakeholders are moving in this direction at the desired speed, even if we don’t manage to achieve the goal when stipulated, we’ll certainly get there one or two years down the line.”
The president states that the European Union is providing several financial support measures, but accepts that some of the funds provided by the Recovery and Resilience Plan may be used to strengthen the national grid, both in terms of transmission and distribution.