27 Sep '16, 8am

Good news: EU losing place as renewables leader | Windpower Monthly

Good news: EU losing place as renewables leader | Windpower Monthly

WindEurope's 'Making Transition Work' report raises concerns that the 27% renewable energy target in final energy demand by 2030 will delay decisive actions to decarbonise the EU economy by 80-95% by 2050 until after 2030. It sets out policy proposals to ensure continued growth and investment in the next decade and beyond. The report recommends the target should be raised to at least 30% of final energy consumption sourced from renewables by 2030. In its Paris commitment in December 2015, the EU did not make any reference to renewables, let alone wind energy. To date, only seven member states out of 28, including Denmark, Finland, Germany and France, have put in place energy and climate policies for the post-2020 period. "This lack of visibility on market outlook in Europe, and the recent regulatory instability, has taken a toll in investments; 2015 was a record year for r...

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