Reports casts doubt on EU states’ ability to hit 2020 targets

The President of the European Renewables Energy Council (EREC) has expressed serious doubt over the ability of a number of EU member states to meet their 2020 renewable energy targets.

At a presentation of the EU Tracking Roadmap 2013 study in Brussels this week, Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes, president of the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) said, “There are worrying signs on the horizon as current growth rates are insufficient to meet the 2020 targets.”
Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes
According to the report the UK, Spain and Poland are expected to miss their 2020 renewable energy targets, and there are “serious doubts” as to whether Germany, Portugal, Greece and Bulgaria will be able to meet their goals.

“EU Member States should create and implement predictable and stable legislative frameworks for renewable energy sources,” he added.

The report predicts that only Austria, Italy and Sweden are actually expected to meet their 2020 targets.

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