renewable energy target Articles

  • Environmental experts: is a trip to Europe in your future?

    The paper describes European Union renewable energy targets and their projected impact on European Union accession countries. It identifies possible opportunities for environmental technologies firms, and suggests a basic strategy for introducing renewable energies technologies to EU accession countries.Keywords: renewable energy, environmental technology, Central Europe, Czech Republic, European ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How much biomass can Europe use without harming the environment?

    Extending biomass use to produce energy (bioenergy) will both help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet the European renewable energy targets. However, biomass production may create additional environmental pressures, such as on biodiversity, soil and water resources. The European Environment Agency is currently assessing how much biomass can be used for energy generation without causing such ...

  • On the re-regulation of the liberalised power market in Europe

    In the coming decades, a significant quantity of new power plant capacity will be needed in Europe. The liberalised electricity market in its current form, however, only offers incentives for the construction of new power plants in exceptional cases. The cause are relatively high capital costs, which are becoming more difficult to cover with the profit margin generated in the market. This ...

  • 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

  • Comparison of employment potential of the coal and wind power industries

    Australia, one of the world's largest producers of coal, is used as a case study to compare the employment potential in the coal and wind power electricity generation industries. It is revealed that, as a result of automation, employment in the coal mining industry fell by 45% between 1987 and 2002. Moreover, as a result of the restructuring of the electricity industry as a whole, employment in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable energy certificates

    What are RECs? Renewable Energy Certifi cates (RECs), also known as “green tags,” “green certifi cates,” and “renewable energy credits,” are tradable instruments which can be used to meet voluntary renewable energy targets as well as to meet compliance requirements for renewable energy policies. A REC is a certifi cate that indicates the generation of one megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity from ...

  • 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

  • EC Publishes fact sheet on the Sustainability Criteria for Biofuels

    On March 13, 2019, the European Commission (EC) published a fact sheet on the sustainability for biofuels specified.  EC adopted a delegated act that sets out the criteria for determining high low indirect land-use change (ILUC) risk feedstock for ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The bottom line on renewable energy certificates

    Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) provide businesses a means to support renewable energy generation and meet clean energy goals. This fact sheet answers some basic questions about RECs and REC purchasing. What are RECs? Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), also known as “green tags,” “green certificates,” and “renewable energy credits,” are tradable instruments which can be used to meet ...

  • 4 lessons in renewable energy planning: The Philippine Experience

    When it comes to renewable energy, the Philippines is one of the world’s more ambitious countries. The country set out to triple its share of renewable energy by 2030 based on 2010 levels. The Philippines has one of Asia’s highest electricity rates, in part due to high costs of importing fossil fuels. Enhancing the country’s energy security and keeping power costs down have been ...

  • 10 Questions to Ask About Scaling On-Grid Renewable Energy

    This working paper was co-written with Shantanu Dixit, Coordinator of Prayas, Energy Group. “10 Questions to Ask About Scaling On-Grid Renewable Energy” is a framework designed to facilitate multi-stakeholder engagement for improving renewable energy policy. It is part of the “10 Questions to Ask Series” which aims to build the capacity of electricity sector ...

  • Power Sector Opportunities for Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions: Illinois

    President Obama announced the first-ever National Climate Plan for the United States in June 2013. Under the plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will set carbon pollution standards for power plants. In September 2013, EPA introduced emissions standards for new power plants and is ...

  • IRENA-workshop on Capacity Building 2009/10/14 in Abu Dhabi - Case Study

    Workshop objectives The objective of IRENA’s on capacity building in Abu Dhabi (UAE) on 14 October 2009 is to assemble experiences in capacity building, to identify needs for capacity building for technical as well as non-technical issues and to discuss practical approaches for capacity building in the field of renewable energy. Workshop target groups ...

  • The Age of Renewable Power – New IRENA Guide to the Future of Energy

    A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) aims to assist countries in their transition to renewable energy-based power systems. The Age of Renewable Power, released today on the sidelines of the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum ...

  • Assessment of the EU target on renewable energy for transport in the framework of the European vegetable oil sector

    Biofuels is currently driving the interest in bioenergy sector. The recently issued Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC) confirms the 10% target, set by the EC, for energy from renewable sources in transport. The European Union is the largest producer of biodiesel in the world and biodiesel is also the most important biofuel used in the EU. The aim of this paper is to investigate the biomass ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EU parliament approves new energy efficiency targets

    MEPs have passed a resolution about energy efficiency targets that could save UK businesses more than £1bn a year. The European Parliament has demanded that Europe improve its energy efficiency by 20% over the next decade and place a renewed emphasis on greener buildings. MEPs passed yesterday the resolution which, according to recent Carbon Trust research, could help save UK businesses ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Renewable electricity costs in Italy: an estimation of the cost of operating in an uncertain world

    The promotion of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) is a priority of the agenda of governments in most European countries. The target of renewable energy for Italy, calculated as a share of renewable generation to gross final energy consumption, is set at 17% for 2020 (from 5.2% in 2005). With particular reference to renewable electricity (RES-e) in Italy, its development is often burdened by costs ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fears over future power shortages highlights requirement for standby power

    Britain is facing a future where energy prices will escalate and energy sources become insecure and unreliable according to a recent report from the industry regulator Ofgem.  It stated that a combination of a global financial crisis, tough environmental targets, increasing gas import dependency and the closure of ageing power stations are to blame for rising costs and uncertain ...


    By Shenton Group

  • EC Commissioned Study Finds Increased ILUC As A Result Of EU 2020 Goals

    On March 11, 2016, a consortium made up of Ecofys, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and E4tech announced that the final report on the Land Use Change (LUC) study is now available online. The study was commissioned and funded by the European Commission (EC) and was focused on using the GLOBIOM model to determine ILUC associated with the ten percent renewable energy ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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