The European Union reached a deal Thursday to almost double the share of renewables in the 27-nation bloc’s energy consumption by 2030 amid efforts to become carbon neutral and ditch Russian fossil fuels.
The provisional political agreement, which was reached after nightlong negotiations between the EU parliament and states, seeks to raise the share of renewable energy to 42.5 percent, from 22 percent today.
The agreement includes hydrogen, nuclear power and biomass on the list of sources of renewable energy along with solar and wind technology.
Biomass derives from organic material such as trees, plants and urban waste, and includes the burning of wood to produce electricity.
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