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European Council adopts new rules to reduce final energy consumption by 11.7% by 2030

On 25 July, the Council adopted new rules to reduce final energy consumption at EU level by at least 11.7% by 2030. This translates into an upper limit for final EU energy consumption of 763 million tonnes of oil equivalent and 993 million tonnes of oil equivalent for primary consumption.

The final consumption limit shall be binding on the Member States as a whole, while the primary energy consumption target shall be indicative. Final energy consumption represents the energy consumed by end users, while primary energy consumption also includes what is used for energy production and supply.

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