EU reaches deal on more ambitious renewable energy targets for 2030

BRUSSELS, March 30 (Reuters) - European Union negotiators struck a political deal on Thursday on more ambitious targets to expand the use of renewable energy by 2030, a key pillar of the bloc's plans to fight climate change and quit Russian fossil fuels.

EU countries and the European Parliament agreed that by 2030, the 27-country EU will get 42.5% of its energy from renewable sources like wind and solar, member of European Parliament Markus Pieper said in a post on Twitter. (Reporting by Bart Meijer; Editing by Himani Sarkar)