Brussels : The European Union Thursday warned Poland, Estonia, Belgium, Latvia, Hungary and Slovakia of legal action after they failed to draw up plans to boost their use of renewable energy.
To fight global warming, the EU has pledged to boost its use of non-polluting renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, to 20 percent of total energy used by 2020. Within that overall target, each member state has its own legally-binding national goal.
All 27 EU states were meant to put forward detailed plans on how they intend to hit their targets by June 30, but the six members in question have not done so, European Commission energy spokeswoman Marlene Holzner told journalists in Brussels.
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EU warns six members over renewable energy plans