Low-carbon Economy in 2011

Key political decisions and legislation are in the cards for the wind energy industry this year. What exactly is in store and how might it impact the sector?

The EU is due to publish its 2050 Roadmap to a Low-carbon Economy, which should show the benefits from a move to 30% greenhouse gas reductions over 1990 levels by 2020. The Roadmap may also outline the path to a 100% renewable energy economy by 2050. This would send an even stronger long-term signal that the EU believes wind power can become a major player in a green economy.

The European Commission should also analyse the National Renewable Energy Action Plans in 2011 and take the necessary action against any Member State which has not put in place the necessary measures to meet its target.

In addition, the EU needs to provide sufficient funding for the major wind energy research programme, the European Wind Initiative (EWI) budget this year, and propose financing for the whole EWI.

What else is planned? Read the whole article in the latest Wind Directions.

By Sarah Azau (ewea)

Source: ewea, January 24, 2011

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