European Union environment ministers are set to open debate on controversial 2030 targets for greenhouse gas emissions and renewable energy, the Greek presidency says. The EU Environment Council will meet Monday in Brussels, where Greece says it will put the European Commission’s proposed targets on the table for the first time since they were announced in January and subsequently dismissed by the European Parliament as “shortsighted and unambitious.” Monday’s debate is meant to produce a report to be presented at the full European Council meeting of March 20-21, when the commission is hoping to forge a consensus among European heads of state in time for the Sept. 23 U.N. Climate Summit in New York. The 2030 framework represents a “next step” after EU’s current, legally binding greenhouse gas targets expire in 2020. The 28-nation bloc says it is well on the way to achieving […]