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  • Commission to probe German renewable energy laws

    Promoted content | Energy 15-07-2013

    The European Union plans an investigation into Germany's renewable energy law due to concerns that exemptions for some firms from charges levied on power users breaches competition rules, a German magazine reported yesterday (14 July).

  • Parliament fails to approve ambitious 2030 renewables target

    Promoted content | Energy 22-05-2013

    The European Parliament yesterday (21 May) approved a non-binding resolution calling for a mandatory EU-wide share for renewables for 2030, but failed to set the target in the 40-45% range.

  • EU seeks wider access to sustainable energy, calls on private sector

    Promoted content | Electricity 16-04-2012

    Providing access to sustainable energy to an additional 500 million people by 2030.
    That's the aim of "Energizing Development", a new initiative unveiled by the European Commission on Monday. With a budget of 50 million euros, the EU will give technical advice to those developing countries who choose to participate in the programme.
    Led by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, the plan also seeks to improve energy efficiency and double the amount of renewable energy currently used.

  • EU Renewables Strategy: How can policy and industry shape strategy for the decades ahead?

    Promoted content | Energy & Environment 04-04-2012

    The further expansion of Renewable Energies is key to achieving the EU climate targets set for 2050. Following the 2009 Renewables directive and the National Renewables Action Plans determining the growth path up to 2020, discussion has now started on the post-2020 Renewables policy.
    Building on the EU Energy Roadmap 2050, the EU Commission has initiated the discussion with the recent renewables consultation followed by the Communication on Renewable Energy.
    Are 2030 renewables targets needed ?