European Commission will encourage rationing and make solar panels mandatory, away from Russian power
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Wednesday that the EU would increase its renewable energy targets and invest billions of euros in clean energy to curb Russian oil and gas imports. Consumers will have to pay a price, though, with EU plans including energy rationing and mandatory solar panels at home.
Von der Lane’s ‘REPowerEU’ plan will reduce the EU’s dependence on Russian gas by 66% this year and eliminate it completely by 2027, the bloc’s policy chief told reporters in Brussels.
Under the plan, the EU will raise its energy efficiency target from 9% to 13% and increase the amount of energy produced by renewable energy from 40% to 45% by 2030. Currently, the EU is renewable from 22% of its energy source
To achieve this, von der Leyen said the EU would expedite the approval process for renewable projects such as wind farms and provide € 300 billion ($ 315 billion) in grants and loans. Of this fund, 95% will be set aside for green energy, while 5% will be used to upgrade Europe’s gas and oil infrastructure to receive imports from sources other than Russia.
However, some immediate costs have to be borne by the consumers. According to the European Commission’s website, families and industries need to be created “Behavioral change” – such as turning off the air conditioner and turning off the lights – to reduce the demand for oil and gas by 5%. In addition, commercial and public buildings will have to install rooftop solar panels by 2025, and these panels will be mandatory in residential buildings by 2029.
Some independent member states have already asked their citizens to reduce their use of force. Germany, which relies on Russia for more than half of its gas and already faces the world’s highest energy costs due to faulty wind power transfers, has asked its population to reduce showers and switch to bicycles to save costs.
Consumers across the European Union are already battling skyrocketing inflation and record fuel prices, with Russian President Vladimir Putin saying on Tuesday that European countries are economically committed. “Suicide” The Russians try to free themselves from oil and gas, accusing them of pressure “From their American lord” Except “It’s about focusing on the damage they’ve already done to their own economy.”
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