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Europe’s electricity likely to be 50% renewables by 2030

The European Parliament in Strasbourg (Source: Flickr, CC, By: Grzegorz Jereczek)
Francisco Rojas 30 Jun 2015

Europe already produces 25% of its electricity from renewable sources, implying that it has to double green generation in the next decade and a half.

Europe has big and ambitious goals regarding renewable energy development in the near future.

In a recent post in the British newspaper The Guardian, they quote a draft paper from the EU commission due soon stating that by 2030 it is expected that half of Europe’s electricity will come from renewables.

As it stands at the moment, Europe already produces 25% of its electricity from renewable sources, implying that it has to double green generation in the next decade and a half.

According to the aforementioned source, “The EU has set itself a goal of cutting emissions 40% on 1990 levels by 2030, and an aspiration for a 27% share for renewables across Europe’s full energy mix, which includes sectors such as transport, agriculture and buildings that do not necessarily rely on electricity.”

Europe seems to be headed in the right way in order to keep the promise to decrease carbon emissions. Now we can only hope that other countries and regions will also follow suit.

Source: The Guardian