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Leaked EU energy plan reveals more solar power and shortened approval time

More solar cells and faster permit approval processes for green projects are some of the headlines in a leaked draft of the EU’s energy plan, which is expected to land next week.

EU plans solar energy push. | Photo: Tobias Selnæs Markussen

The EU aims to set up far more solar panels, shorten the length of time for approving green projects and prioritize green energy higher than animal and plant life at pre-approved sites.

These elements can be gleaned from a leaked EU draft obtained by Euractiv, Reuters, Bloomberg and the Financial Times, and the details have been outlined by Danish business media Børsen.

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