Rhein on Energy and Climate

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In December 2008 the EU has decided onto providing at least 20 percent of its energy needs – the equivalent of 30 percent of its electricity consumption – supply from renewable sources by 2020 latest. To that end, it will need to generate about one third of its electricity from renewables. This is anything but… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

For the past 10 years the EU has been the undisputed leader of wind power development, first on land and more recently off-shore. Combined, EU countries continue to have more wind-power capacity installed than any other region on earth; but its advance is rapidly shrinking as the USA and more recently China are developing their… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

The EU wind power potential is sufficient to cover future European electricity demand at competitive costs. This is the encouraging conclusion of a technical report published by the European Environmental Agency in early June. Currently, the capacity of wind turbines installed in the EU amounts to 10 GW, which generate 4 percent of EU power… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein