- This Thursday and Friday, the EU Heads
of State will meet in Brussels to discuss the package of measures
establishing a new Energy policy for Europe which was issued by the
European Commission on 10 January. A centrepiece of the package is
the proposal of an overall binding target for 20% of the EU energy
supply to be provided by renewable energy sources by 2020. The Energy
Ministers and the EU ambassadors decided to leave that specific
decision to the Spring Summit.
Last Friday, the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) sent an
open letter to the 27 Heads of State asking them to support the
binding EU-wide 20% target for renewables. A stable legal framework
and strong signals for the future direction of renewable electricity
are fundamental mainstays for the wind energy sector and are
necessary to maintain and further expand European leadership in this
rapidly growing industry.
In the current context of the looming climate and energy crisis,
EWEA calls on Heads of State to take this unique opportunity to
simultaneously fight global warming, reduce import dependency and to
support the German presidency on this crucial dossier.
To read the open letter sent to the Heads of State on Friday.
Note to editors:
EWEA is the voice of the wind industry, actively promoting the
utilisation of wind power in Europe and worldwide. It now has over
300 members from 40 countries including manufacturers with a 98%
share of the world wind power market, plus component suppliers,
research institutes, national wind and renewables associations,
developers, electricity providers, finance and insurance companies
and consultants. This combined strength makes EWEA the world's
largest and most powerful wind energy network.
ots Originaltext: European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)
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