Renewable energy myths exposed



Posted on 17 January 2014  | 
The Swedish Minister of Industry and Trade wants Vattenfall to invest a greater share of its profits in renewable energy.
© WWF-Canon / Chris Martin BAHREnlarge
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.
The Swedish Minister of Industry and Trade wants Vattenfall to invest a greater share of its profits in renewable energy.
© WWF-Canon / Chris Martin BAHR Enlarge

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