The EU has set key targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions, as well as for the share of renewable energy and the improvement of energy efficiency. The aim of the EU is to reduce GHG emissions with at least 40% by 2030, compared to 1990 emission levels.

A new report carried out within the EU research project Towards 2030 explores the necessary conditions for a potential ‘phase-out’ of economic support for mature renewable technologies that is compatible with the levels of deployment required to reach the defined EU target of at least 27% renewables in 2030.