Archive for Energy In Europe

Tidal Energy In Europe – Position Of The EC

European Commission has conducted a Research and consultation work on tidal energy. The conclusions are that additional support for this emerging sector could enable the EU to reap significant economic and environmental benefits. The impact assessment particularly highlights the following issues: The ocean energy resource

Germany With 23.4 Renewable Energy Capacity

The share of renewable energies in the generation of electricity in Germany rose last year to a record level of 23.4 percent (2012: 22.8 percent). Whilst electricity generated from photovoltaics attained a new high, with an increase of 7.3 percent, the proportion generated by wind

European Renewable Energy Share Increases To 14.4% In 2012

The Directive 2009/28 states that the Member States should achieve an overall 20% share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption across Europe. It has set a binding individual target for each country by 2020. EurObserv’ER is monitoring the progress of each Member State

Solar Energy Has A Central Place For UKs Renewable Energy Development

The Installed photovoltaics capacity in Britain has increased 25 fold since the end of 2010. Sensitively-sited solar PV energy will be central to the growth of renewables in Britain, Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said recently. The new Solar PV Energy Roadmap sets

RuSTEC – The DESERTEC Of The North – To Help EU In Achieving 2020 Renewable Energy Targets

With many green energy projects put under financial pressure by the debt crisis in Europe, EU Member States may have to look further afield for help in meeting their 2020 targets. Russia has for decades been one of the main suppliers of fossil fuels to

Germany Installs 344 MW Photovoltaics In May 2013

Germany’s Federal Network Agency reports that the nation installed 344 MW of new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in May 2013 through its feed-in tariff. This brings Germany to 1.49 GW installed in the first five months of 2013, a 42% decline over the same period

EU Set To Beat Its 20% Renewable Energy Targets

According to an analysis of national action plans by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), Europe is will meet easy its target of drawing 20% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, The group has collated European Commission figures which show that 20.7% of