Renewable energy progress in the European Member States

Ecofys, with partners Fraunhofer ISI, the Energy Economics Group at TU Vienna and BBH supported the European Commission in its 2012 reporting requirements under the Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC) providing a detailed analysis of the renewable energy progress in the European Member State and of the sustainability impacts of biofuels in the EU.

Ecofys and its partners showed that the Member States are currently on track with their RES trajectory and that important progress has been made in tackling the barriers to electricity grid integration and implementing guarantees of origin. But the analysis also revealed an uncertain outlook to 2020. The projections indicate that with the current policies and measures almost all Member States will fail to meet their 2020 targets. Future RES progress towards 2020 requires reliable and strengthened policies and measures as well as improved administrative procedures in all Member States.

The report can be found on the website of the European Commission.