EU energy efficiency targets should be feasible and financially viable, Cypriot Minister says

Cyprus Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis called for balance EU targets concerning the share of renewables and energy efficiency.

These targets should be feasible and financially viable, Lakkotrypis said speaking to the Informal EU Energy Ministers Council in Sofia, Bulgaria which discussed the sustainability of the Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy.

Lakkotrypis also said it is important the member � states to contribute in achieving the EU targets taking into account their specific conditions, especially the absence of interconnections, market size and climate change.

EU island-states could become leading players in clean energy if they are given the necessary flexibility to implement specially designed measures, he added.

Concerning the target for energy efficiency, Lakkotrypis pointed out the need to maintain the special clause on Cyprus that provides flexibility concerning compliance with the obligation for energy efficiency.

Such flexibility, he said, would enable Cyprus to show greater degree of ambition in the overall EU energy efficiency target.

Source: Cyprus News Agency