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Cailliau M.,GDF SUEZ | Foresti M.,Eurelectric
IEEE Power and Energy Magazine

Ambitious targets have been set by the recently adopted European renewables Directive 2009/28/EC, which aims to promote the use of energy from renewable sources by establishing an overall quota of a 20 share of renewables in gross final consumption of energy by 2020. © 2006 IEEE. Source

Ten Berge H.,Eurelectric
VGB PowerTech

The European electricity sector is currently at an unprecedented crossroads. In fact, EU energy policy could go down three different roads: the first option is inaction, the second option foresees action, but coupled with hesitation and incoherent policies, and the final option - and EURELECTRIC's preferred choice - is a clear commitment to two main principles: competitiveness based on European, market-based solutions, and the mitigation of climate change through carbon neutrality. The article examines whether Europe is on track to achieving these goals. Source

The European electricity sector is currently facing a number of important challenges with the ultimate objective of achieving a carbon-neutral, secure and integrated European electricity market. After 61 CEOs signed a declaration in 2009 setting out their objective of carbon-neutral electricity by 2050, the subsequent analysis within EURELECTRIC's "Power Choices study" demonstrated that this goal was technically and economically feasible, provided the right economic and policy framework is put in place. The process has paved the way for the power industry's latest document "20 Steps Towards 2020". Source

Lorubio G.,Eurelectric | Schlosser P.,University of Florence
IEEE Power and Energy Magazine

When it was adopted in 2009, the energy and climate policy package created by the European Union (EU)?which consisted of targets for renewable energy consumption (20%), greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions reductions (20%), and energy savings (20%), all to be met by 2020?was hailed as some of the world?s most advanced legislation for moving toward a more sustainable and secure energy system. Although Europe seems on track to hit the GHG reduction and renewable energy targets, the current policy framework has also led to some blurred investment signals and a decrease in the profitability of utilities. © 2013 IEEE. Source

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Environmental Protection Electricity improves the overall quality of life and is essential to industrial activity and economic development. However, electricity generation, distribution and supply have a number of impacts on the environment, such as emissions in the air or water, the generation of waste and residues, as well as land use ...

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