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  • Summit fails to set green energy targets

    Rob Edwards

    03/09/02
The World Summit has failed to set any targets or timescales for increasing the use of renewable energy, representing a last-minute defeat for the European Union.

Late on Monday ministers in Johannesburg agreed that the international action plan to reduce global poverty without damaging the planet should only call for a "substantial increase" in renewables "with a sense of urgency". European demands for an increase of one per cent by 2010 were rejected, as was a Brazilian call for a target of 10 per cent by 2010.

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