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CEOs call on EU Heads of State: "Boost green growth with an ambitious 2030 renewables target"


13 Feb 2014



Brussels, 12 February 2014

CEOs from leading European companies today called for a strong 2030
climate and energy framework with an ambitious renewable energy target,
including binding national targets.

An ambitious renewable energy target will boost green growth, creating
570,000 more jobs and saving EUR260 billion in fossil fuel imports
compared to a greenhouse gas (GHG) only approach, the CEOs from Acciona
Energia, Alstom, Enercon, ERG Renew, RES Med and Vestas told the press at
a "2030 EuropeBusiness" event in Brussels.

"We welcome the European Commission's commitment to a post-2020 climate
and energy policy, which includes a renewable energy target. However, it
doesn't go far enough," the CEOs declared. "That is why we encourage EU
Heads of State to support the European Parliament's call for binding
national renewable energy targets as well as at least the 30% overall
target. Doing so will contribute to increasing EU employment, energy
security, and technology leadership," the CEOs continued.

The six companies are part of a coalition of 91 companies and
organisations and have signed a business statement calling for a strong
2030 framework and targets.

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