President Plevleniev: Bulgaria Can Meet EU's Renewables Target
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
The EU's aim to curtail carbon emissions by 40 percent and boost green energy's share in the mix by 27 percent, adopted Friday, can also be accomplished by Bulgaria, President Rosen Plevneliev said.
Plevneliev, who is attending a European Council meeting in Brussels, told other EU heads of state that Bulgaria would stick to the 2030 target which is ambitious, but is worth fulfilling, the Bulgarian National Radio reports him as saying.
"These targets... correspond to our strategic and national interest. We assigned [EU member states] goals to [ensure] network connectivity... of interconnection... we set very clearly the direction for common electricity and gas markets, which would bring about competitive prices, i.e. lower prices. We should bear in mind that we are still paying the highest price for gas in Europe," Plevneliev explained.
The President pointed out funding under EU programs would play a crucial role toward fulfilling the new energy targets.