WWF report: "Putting the EU on Track for 100% Renewable Energy"



Posted on 15 February 2013  | 
WWF’s report “Putting the EU on Track for 100% Renewable Energy" shows where Europe needs to be by 2030 in order to reach a fully renewable energy system by 2050. It is comes just as the European Commission is beginning to consider post-2020 climate and energy plans.

Coming amid an increasingly active debate over what should follow current EU climate and energy legislation (the 20-20-20 package), WWF’s report adapts the WWF Global 2050 Energy Scenario to the EU27 level and shows that by 2030 the EU could:
  • use at least 38% less energy compared to a business as usual projection,
  • generate more than 40% of its energy from renewable sources,
  • by doing both, reduce its energy related greenhouse emissions by 50% compared to 1990 levels.
The WWF report shows that by 2030, the EU could be reducing its energy use by more than a third and generate almost half of the remainder from renewables.
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