Growing Support For 2030 EU Energy and Climate Targets

The European Parliament’s influential Industry Committee (ITRE) has voted to call on the European Commission to “analyse and if appropriate to increase the legally binding renewable energy target beyond.” This is the latest signal that European Union policy makers are seriously considering extending renewable energy targets beyond 2020. Recently Commissioner Connie Hedegaard told The Guardian … Read more

EU Wind Sector Calls for Binding 2030 Target

The EU must adopt a binding renewable energy target for 2030 to secure long-term investment in renewable energy, according to the European Wind Energy Association. “The wind industry expects to invest some Eur400 billion in Europe between now and 2030,” says Arthouros Zervos, president of the European Wind Energy Association. “To do so it needs … Read more

Scotland’s Renewable Energy Target Raised to 80%

Scotland’s renewable electricity target for the next decade is being raised from 50% to 80%. First Minister Alex Salmond has confirmed the Scottish Government’s increased national target – now 80% of Scottish electricity consumption to come from renewables by 2020 – ahead of a major international conference – Scottish Low Carbon Investment Conference – next … Read more