Seán Kelly appointed lead negotiator on Renewable Energy for EPP Group

Kerry MEP Seán Kelly has been appointed lead negotiator on Renewable Energy for the European People’s Party Group.

As the European Parliament begins revising the EU Renewable Energy Directive, the Kilcummin politician will play a major role in shaping this policy.

MEP Kelly says this directive is vital to combat climate change, and says this new role is a great honour.


The Ireland South MEP says the transport sector, which accounts for nearly a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions in the EU, has huge potential to become a more environmentally-friendly sector; this will be a key priority of his.