renewable energy EU directive Articles

  • A regional coordination framework for renewable energy policy in the European Union

    In order to have a transparent market for renewable electricity in the European Union (EU), it is necessary to track the flow of renewable electricity. With this in mind, the European Commission introduced a concept called 'Guarantee of Origin' in Directive 2001/77/EC. However, the principle of subsidiarity – that policy is made by the lowest competent authority – turned out to be in conflict ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Understanding Sustainable Biofuel Production, the EU Renewable Energy Directive and International Initiatives to Verify Sustainability

    This white paper by SGS, aims to provide an insight into the issues associated with the sustainable sourcing and production of biofuels. This document aims to provide an insight into the issues associated with the sustainable production of biofuels. It discusses the contents of the 2009 European Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC) along with the subsequent European Commission Communications ...


    By SGS

  • European Solar Projects

    The EU has been making great strides towards solar power in the recent years, as European solar projects have overhauled most ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Incentives for aviation biofuel have a limited role in decarbonisation of air travel

    While it was once hoped that biofuel would be a game-changer for transport emissions, evidence has since emerged of unwanted effects from biofuel production, including direct effects such as deforestation to grow biofuel crops, and ‘Indirect Land Use Change’ (ILUC) effects such as the use of previously forested land for agriculture (if agricultural land is used) for biofuel. Recent ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • Renewable energy in Europe — approximated recent growth and knock-on effects

    Background and policy To accomplish its transition to a low-carbon society by 2050, the European Union (EU) has adopted a set of intermediate climate and energy targets for 2020 and 2030. The energy sector will face particular challenges in the context of this ambitious transformation process, given the scale of change required in a relatively short period of time. Renewable energy ...

  • Renewable energy progress report

    What is the Renewable energy progress report and what is its purpose? The Renewable Energy Directive states that a progress report should be issued every two years. The purpose of this progress report is to assess Member States' progress in the promotion and use of renewable energy in line with the 2020 targets. In addition, it contains sections on ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • The UK lags behind EU counterparts to achieve 20% renewable energy target

    While some countries have almost hit their targets the UK still has a long way to achieve its 15% renewable energy target by 2020. The EU is more than halfway to reaching its 20% target of generating energy from renewables by 2020, according to new figures published today by Eurostat. The EU's 2009 directive on renewable energy set individual targets for all 27 member states, with a goal for the ...


    By Vital Energi

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