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EU adopts renewable energy rules

The European Commission has adopted guidelines to implement the European Unionโ€™s (EU) Renewable Energy Directive (RED), which forms part of its 2008 climate and energy package. The EU climate and energy package of 2008 fixes a legally binding, unilateral target of 20% greenhouse gas emissions reduction below 1990 levels by 2020. The package obliges EU member states to ensure a 20% share of renewable energy in total energy consumption by 2020. Within this 20% for renewables, it sets a target of 10% for renewable fuels in the transport sector. (June 11, 2010)