25 Apr '11, 5pm

Renewables on the business agenda

Renewable sources of energy (renewables) such as hydro, wind, solar and biomass have been at the forefront of the European energy industry in recent years. Climate change has moved up the policy agenda for the majority of governments worldwide as they look to cut green house gas (GHG) emissions, reduce energy consumption and ensure security of supply in the face of increasing demand from both consumers and industry. According to EIA (the US Energy Information Administration), total world consumption of marketed energy will increase by 49 % between 2007 to 2035, with renewables expected to be the fastest-growing source of world energy [see Figure 1] . EIA forecasts that renewables consumption will increase by 2.6 % per year, driven by factors such as projected oil prices, concern about the environmental impact of fossil fuels, and government incentives for increasing the us...

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