Issue Date: Apr 30, 2007
In a recent meet in Brussels, the European Union (EU) agreed to new emissions reduction targets, after a long tussle over renewable energy targets.
On March 9, 2007, 27 EU member states agreed to a binding cut of 20 per cent in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2020. It said it could even go for a 30 per cent cut if other developed countries followed suit. Within the same period, EU wants 10 per cent of its cars and trucks to run on biofuels and 20 per cent of its power to come from renewable energy sources.
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