- EU agrees to new binding target of 42.5% renewable energy consumption by 2030, with an indicative target of 45% by the end of the decade.
- Nuclear power to be counted towards decarbonisation of industry, but not towards the overall renewables goal.
- France's push for nuclear energy recognised with a concession counting 'low-carbon' hydrogen generated with electricity from atomic power plants as part of separate targets for renewable hydrogen used by industry.
- The new law accelerates permitting procedures for wind farms, solar panels and other renewable energy projects.
- The deal still needs to be formally endorsed by parliament and EU governments.
EU agrees compromise on nuclear energy amid French pressure
EU agrees to new binding target of 42.5% renewable energy consumption and recognises nuclear power for use in decarbonisation of industry. France wins concession for atomic power.