Renewable energy myths exposed | WWF

Renewable energy myths exposed

Posted on
17 January 2014
Renewable energy in the European Union is a success story. The sector employs well over a million people and has a turnover of almost €140bn. The EU is on track to surpass its 2020 renewable energy target .

Despite this success, or perhaps because of it, vested interests in fossil fuel intensive industries are aggressively lobbying EU decision makers to undermine legislative support for renewables – and they are not playing fair. Because the facts are against them, these forces have created myths that undermine the key to renewable energy’s success – a legally binding generation target.

As part of WWF’s work to ensure an adequate policy framework for renewable energy beyond 2020, this paper begins the work of exposing those myths.
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