Renewables guidance is in EU's sights

Wyman, Vic
September 2012
Utility Week;9/7/2012, p11
Trade Publication
The article discusses the European Commission's development of guidelines for national support schemes for renewable energy in order for the European Union (EU) to achieve its aim of a single overall energy market by 2014. The commission believes that a common approach to renewables is important to boost investment. Additionally, a strong growth in renewables is essential if the EU is to meet its 2020 targets of a 20 per cent reduction on greenhouse gas emissions.


Related Articles

  • Seeing the Green Light. Cardais, S. Adam // Transitions Online;4/7/2008, p2 

    The article covers issues related to clean energy resources as of April 2008. It notes that Poland has shifted from using coal for electricity to renewable energy resources with the aim of being 15% reliant on renewables by 2020. It mentions that Czech Republic has posted a 150% increase in...

  • Climate change, equity and the relevance of European 'effort-sharing' for global mitigation efforts. Stephenson, Paule; Boston, Jonathan // Climate Policy (Earthscan);2010, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p3 

    The question of equity in international agreements has a wide variety of interpretations and embraces a number of competing principles. The European Union (EU) effort-sharing arrangement for 2013-2020 collaborative greenhouse gas emissions reductions and renewable energy growth is explored for...

  • Energy: Commission Adopts Climate and Energy Package. Sforza, Martino // Venulex Legal Summaries;2009 Q2, Special section p1 

    The article reports on the move by the European Commission to formally adopt the climate and energy package. It notes that the package involves legally binding targets to lessen greenhouse gas emissions, boost the share of renewable energy and minimize carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new...

  • EU commits to cut emissions. Milne, Roger // Utility Week;3/16/2007, Vol. 26 Issue 24, p9 

    The article reports on the decision of European Union member states to sign up to a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and to provide 20% of electricity from renewable sources. A non-binding commitment to lessen Europe's energy use by 20% on projections for 2020 has also been...

  • Assessing the value of the EU's renewables and emissions reduction targets. Hawkins, Sonja // Bridges Trade BioRes;Mar2014, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p18 

    The article focuses on the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target of the European Union (EU) in 2030 announced by the European Commission in January 2014 titled 2030 Climate and Energy Framework. Topics include how the renewable energy target counteracts with the market dynamics of the Emissions...

  • EU agrees green deadlines. Nuttall, Keith // Utility Week;3/21/2008, Vol. 28 Issue 21, p14 

    The article reports on the decision of European Union (EU) government leaders to commit their ministers to securing agreement on the renewable energy and climate change proposals of the European Commission (EC) by the end of 2008. European states have vowed to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions...

  • Climate change won't wait. Hedegaard, Connie // OECD Observer;2013 OECD Yearbook, p46 

    The author offers her opinion on need to implement reforms to prevent global warming form expanding. The author says that despite the Eurozone debt crisis, the European Union (EU) should continue there efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and push for reforms to implement cleaner...

  • Biofuels give 15-year relief. Baker, John; Gibson, Jane // ICIS Chemical Business;1/15/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 49, p5 

    The author comments on the renewable energy sources minimum targets proposed by the European Commission. The proposed integrated energy and climate change package sets out targets for 2010 including a 20% cut in greenhouse gas emissions, a 20% share of renewables in energy production and a 20%...

  • Renewables - but what kind? Venables, Mark // Engineering & Technology (17509637);2/9/2008, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p16 

    The European Commission has presented the UK with two tough climate change targets: to increase its use of renewable energy more than sevenfold to 15 per cent of all energy consumption by 2020, and to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 16 per cent by the same deadline. Each European Union member...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics