2020-06-06
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/33543-europe-data-eurostat-green-deal-target-climate-protection-miss-energy-transition-renewable-energy-energy-sector

Europe Struggles to Reach Renewables 2020 Target

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The data published now for 2018 does not look good.

Official Press Release WindEurope:

Eurostat have just published data on the share of renewables in Europe’s 2018 energy mix. And it is not good.

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Eurostat have just published data on the share of renewables in Europe’s 2018 energy mix. And it is not good.

Renewables made up only 18% of EU energy in 2018. This is a clear sign that Europe is unlikely to make the 20% target for 2020.

Europe cannot afford to miss its 2020 or any other target in the coming years now that it has committed to becoming climate-neutral by 2050 with the European Green Deal. The European Commission sees renewables and wind energy in particular as a driver to deliver on that ambition. Wind is already 14% of Europe’s electricity, it will be 50% in the power mix by 2050 in Commission estimations. And the International Energy Agency expects wind to become our number one source of power generation by 2027. Delivering on the Green Deal means mainstreaming renewables-based electrification in the heating and transport sectors.  Firm national... ... More: Official Press Release WindEurope

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