EU to tweak energy targets ahead of Brexit

20 June 2018 3:16pm
EU energy efficiency targets will be revised to account for the UK’s exit from the bloc, EU lawmakers have been told.

The bloc needs to amend legislation covering energy efficiency, shipping and visas to patch holes in the bloc’s rulebook ahead of Brexit, European Commission Secretary General Martin Selmayr told EU Parliament lawmakers at a meeting on Tuesday.

Late changes will need to be made to two draft laws currently going through the legislative process — a revision to the 2012 energy efficiency directive, and a regulation on the governance of the energy union. These are linked to the EU’s target of cutting emissions by 30 percent by 2030.

By Matthew Holehouse.