Accompanied by the obligatory picture of steam coming from the cooling towers of a power station, and another of a fracking site tower looking as though it had been surreptitiously photographed by a "Frack Off" supporter, the BBC online reports:
In the early hours of Friday, Mr Van Rompuy, wrote in a tweet: "Deal! At least 40% emissions cut by 2030. World's most ambitious, cost-effective, fair #EU2030 climate energy policy agreed."
The EU also agreed to boost the use of renewable energy to 27% in the total energy mix and increase energy efficiency to at least 27%.
Van Rompuy is also reported as saying that this decision is “about survival”, and unsurprisingly the environmentalists were less happy about the latest proposals.
For those without high blood pressure, Roger Harrabin’s analysis is on the same page.
GWPF report that the "agreement "is non-binding. Read all about it.....