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Flaw may therefore override member states' existing legislation and right to legislate in this area. The choice of energy source remains a national competence.
The EU has decided that 20 of all energy must come from renewables before 2020. Member states decide themselves how. The Commission has proposed that 27% shall come from renewables before 2030.
The EURATOM Treaty continue to promote the use of nuclear energy, but neither the existing treaties nor the new Lisbon Treaty can force countries to accept nuclear power plants in their territories.
Previously, there was no general chapter in the EU treaties on energy.