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Environmentalists balk at EU's 2030 climate targets

BRUSSELS--EU member states should cut greenhouse gas emissions, widely blamed for global warming, by 40 percent by 2030, the European Commission said Wednesday, disappointing environmentalists who wanted much more.

Member states should also ensure that renewables account for 27 percent of their energy mix by the same date, it said, unveiling its 2030 climate change package to replace a 2020 program.

The 2020 package set a binding carbon dioxide reduction target of 20 percent, when compared with 1990 levels, coupled with 20 percent each for renewables and an energy efficiency gain.

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