Renewable Energy Europe
A special report on the National Renewable Energy Action Plans outlining goals and measures to boost renewable energy use.
EREC secretary-general Christine Lins offers a forecast of renewable energy growth in Europe and argues for its benefits to member states
Cooperation mechanisms and a stronger focus on heating and cooling are crucial for the plans, urges Eurelectric secretary-general Hans ten Berge
Most member states expect to meet their renewable energy targets, but these vary in ambition and face technological and economic realities
Scratching the surface of EU countries’ renewables goals reveals a tortoise and hare race to greening energy supplies
Countries’ ability to build capacity will determine whether they can meet their targets. Financing this growth will pose a major challenge
Member states’ National Renewable Energy Action Plans set out strategies for boosting green power supplies by 2020
Feed-in tariffs and planning reforms are on the cards, but few governments are ready to spell out detailed policies
Electricity grid access and public acceptance of infrastructure upgrades pose significant challenges for bringing more renewables on-line
Addressing grid, social and funding obstacles is the key to bolstering the renewables revolution swiftly taking hold in Europe
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