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  • Germany ups renewable energy targets

    At its meeting today the Federal Cabinet adopted the national renewable energy action plan presented by Federal Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen. The action plan outlines that the binding target of an 18 percent share of renewable energies in gross final energy consumption will be reached by 2020 and may even be surpassed with an expected share of almost 20 percent. Currently this share ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • UK predicted to miss UK renewable energy targets

    The UK will miss the European Union renewable energy target set for 2020 by almost 10%, according to consultancy Cambridge Econometrics. It predicts in its latest UK  energy and the environment forecast that the UK will only be able to produce 6% of its energy through renewable sources by 2020. However, the legally binding EU target for the UK for 2020 stands at 15%, as part of the 20% ...

  • See-Sawing Renewable Energy target won’t do

    As the current Australian Renewable Energy Target (RET) stands, 20 percent of our nation’s energy is to be gained from renewable resources by the year 2020. The ongoing review of the RET by the Federal Government’s Climate Change Authority might do more harm than good warn some. The Chair of the Climate Change Authority, Bernie Fraser said, “The review is principally concerned ...


    By RA Power Group

  • Energy-centric coalition manifesto plans to increase renewable energy targets

    Ambitious plans to increase renewable energy targets form a key part of an energy-centric manifesto released by the coalition Government today. Prime Minister David Cameron and deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launched The Coalition: Our Programme for Government this morning (20 May), which ...

  • EU relaxes renewables target, reaps criticism

    The European Union on Wednesday shied away from more ambitious renewable energy goals as the bloc's sluggish economy appeared to dent its zeal in the global fight against climate change. To the dismay of Germany, environmentalists and others, the European Commission stepped back from proposing tougher binding renewable energy targets ...


    By Associated Press

  • INFORSE-Europe Call for Higher Targets for Renewable and Energy Efficiency for EU

    Today the European Commission (EC) released its energy strategy package to create an EU-wide energy policy. To achieve the strategies important objectives of mitigating climate change and easing Europe's problems of security of energy supply, the EUcountries must take the lead and strengthen the proposals released today by: Setting a target of 30% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, ...

  • UK waste can supply half renewable energy target by 2020

    Small-scale energy from waste facilities at community level and the use of biomethane as road transport fuel could have huge potential benefits for the UK, according to a research study. The study, Renewable Energy, Landfill Gas and EfW: Now, Next and Future written by Cranfield graduate Kofi Apea Adu-Gyamfi, considers the potential contribution made by EfW to meeting the UK’s renewable targets. ...

  • Transitional assistance for waste coal mine gas under the renewable energy target

    Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, announced an amendment that will see the Renewable Energy Target (RET) 'topped up' to allow existing waste coal mine gas projects to generate Renewable Energy Certificates. The Government is conscious that cessation of the New South Wales Greenhouse Gas Reduction Scheme and the transition to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme may ...


    By Australian Government

  • EU Commission`s 2030 energy policy needs binding renewables target

    The European Commission today opened the debate on EU energy and climate policy after 2020 - offering the energy industry the prospect of the long-term clarity and stability needed for large, long-term investments. The European Commission's Green Paper on a "2030 framework for climate and energy policies" published today in Brussels presents 2030 targets as a key policy option. "It is ...


    By WindEurope

  • IEA questions impact of a non-binding renewable energy target for Europe

    According to the IEA's Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report, the absence of a binding target raises questions about how effective the overall target can be as member states would be able to define their commitment to renewables voluntarily.  The report adds that the framework overseeing these commitments lacks detail. Justin Wilkes, deputy chief executive officer of the European Wind ...


    By WindEurope

  • UK does not want 2020 renewable energy target scrapped: Letter to The Guardian

    In response to a misleading article that claimed the Government wants to scrap the 2020 renewable energy target, Secretary of State Edward Davey sent the following letter to the Guardian newspaper: Contrary to your misleading headline (12 March, ‘UK wants renewable energy target scrapped’), the UK is 100% committed to the 2020 EU renewable energy target and we’ve set out ...

  • European Parliament votes yes to 2030 renewable energy target

    "The Parliament has once again recognised what a strong renewables industry, driven by ambitious targets, can do for Europe's economy, jobs, energy security and the climate", commented Stephane Bourgeois, Head of Regulatory Affairs at the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). "The European Commission must heed the Parliament's support for a target when it publishes its Green Paper on 2030 ...


    By WindEurope

  • EU on track to meet 2020 renewables targets

    EurActiv - Europe is set to beat its target of drawing 20% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, according to an analysis of national action plans by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). The group has collated European Commission figures which show that 20.7% of energy consumption - and 34% of electricity demand - will be met by energy sources such as wind, hydro, solar and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Next government will be “crucial” for delivering on renewables targets

    The next Government will be “crucial” for determining whether or not the UK achieves its 15% renewable energy target by 2020, according to the Renewable Energy Association (REA). Currently the UK produces only 2.3% of its total energy from renewable sources such as biomass and anaerobic digestion, and has been one of the poorest performers on delivering renewable to date. But the Renewable ...

  • Renewable Energy Targets: Commission calls on Member States to boost cooperation

    The European Commission presented today its Communication on the progress of renewable energy in the EU. It shows that the 2020 renewable energy policy goals are likely to be met and exceeded if Member States fully implement their national renewable energy action plans and if financing instruments are improved. It also stresses the need for further cooperation between Member States and a better ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Greece must embrace renewable energy to meet Kyoto targets

    Unlike most other EU Member States, Greece was allowed a limited increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the Kyoto Protocol (25 per cent by 2012 compared with 1990 levels). However, at current rates of increasing emissions, it is unlikely to keep within this limit. Recent research suggests that measures promoting renewable energy supply (RES) power generation, combined heat and power ...

  • EU Energy Ministers refuse to deliver binding target for renewables

    Mechtild Rothe: “Farewell from the leading role?” Vice-President of the European Parliament and President of EUFORES Mechtild Rothe expressed her deep disappointment about the decision of the Council of Ministers to renounce a binding target for renewables: “This decision doesn’t meet their responsibilities. The Ministers missed the great opportunity to assure a sustainable energy supply for ...

  • UK waste can supply half renewables energy target by 2020

    April 27 2010 - An award-winning study concludes that energy-from-waste (EfW) technologies can contribute up to 50 percent of the UK renewable energy target by 2020. It states that this will depend on the pace of investment and availability of suitable feedstock. The study won the first Geotech Bursary / CIWM Award.   ...


  • Renewable energy production must grow fast to reach the 2020 target

    Europe has committed to obtain 20 % of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. An analysis of the 27 EU Member State action plans shows that renewable energy output is projected to grow by 6 % per year on average. Wind power, solar electricity and biofuels are foreseen to contribute with the highest growth rates. If all Member States follow the trajectory outlined in their plans, the EU will ...

  • Renewable Energy Market in Asia-Pacific to 2020 - Amended Renewable Energy Targets Attract Increased Investment

      Albany,New York,USA,Jan 29 GBI Research, a leading business intelligence provider, has released its latest research, Renewable Energy Market in Asia-Pacific to 2020 - Amended Renewable Energy Targets Attract Increased Investment in Both Large and Small Scale Projects. The report gives an in-depth analysis of renewable power markets in Asia-Pacific, covering the seven most prominent ...


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