If we are to prevent dangerous climate change then we need move to 100% sustainable renewable energy as soon as possible.
Why it matters
The costs of wind and solar power have fallen dramatically. And they bring huge benefits in terms of jobs, health and energy security.
But renewables still face unfair competition from fossil fuels, often burnt in plants that don’t pay the real price of the carbon pollution
The EU has set a 32% target for renewable energy by 2030, but this is not enough.
What WWF is doing
To boost sustainable renewables in line with our climate goals, we need several things:
- The EU target of 32% renewable energy by 2030 should be raised to at least 50%.
- An electricity market designed with variable renewables in mind.
- Much stricter criteria on bioenergy, to ensure it offers genuine carbon savings over fossil fuels, and does not harm nature.
- No subsidies for new hydropower.