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Tuesday, 21st February 2012

The State of Renewable Energies in Europe

Source: EurObserv'ER

From the Foreword:

As the renewable energy sector shows promising signs of growth, we acknowledge the growing accuracy of EurObserv'ER's estimates. According to the official data published in November 2011 by Eurostat, the share of renewables in the EU in 2009 was 11.7%; EurObserv'ER’s estimation of the same figure published in last year's report was 11.6%. Such a good approximation confirms the accuracy of the EurObserv'ER methodology and its ability to provide policy makers and market actors with timely and reliable information on the evolution of the renewable energy sector.

This year’s edition presents the main statistics on the renewable energy market in the EU for the year 2010, for which official data will only be available next year. Its last chapter focuses on seven EU regions which have particularly high amounts of RES investments during the last year, and highlights how these regions have managed to create a favourable climate for new investments. Their experiences can hopefully inspire and help actors across Europe to make their regions more sustainable and create new jobs in the renewables sector.

+ Direct link to document, in English and French (PDF; 12 MB)



Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

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