Big EU states 'to miss 2020 goals'

EREC released the reports as part of EU Sustainable Energy Week

EREC released the reports as part of EU Sustainable Energy Week

The UK, Spain and Poland are expected to miss their 2020 renewable energy targets, according to the “EU Tracking Roadmap 2013” study presented at EU Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels today.

“There are worrying signs on the horizon as current growth rates are insufficient to meet the 2020 targets,” says Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes, president of the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) and a member of German renewable energy association BEE.

Hinrichs said that while growth toward the 2020 renewables target in the electricity sector in most of Europe is faster than foreseen in national action plans, it is too slow in the heating and cooling sector and particularly worrying in the transport sector.

“EU Member States should create and implement predictable and stable legislative frameworks for renewable energy sources,” he Log in to read complete article.

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