20% renewable energy by 2020

Raising the share of renewable energy from 8.5% to 20% in the overall energy consumption is a necessary contribution to the global fight against climate change and towards better control over our energy dependence. The various uses of renewable energy are examined: electricity through wind and hydraulic energies; electricity or heat through geothermal and solar energies; electricity, heat, and biofuel coming from biomass. The EU is a world leader in the use and deployment of technologies that exploit renewable energy sources, providing over 350.000 jobs and an annual turn-over of € 30 billion. Download: ec.europa.eu. ec.europa.eu

25 Responses to “20% renewable energy by 2020”

  • tuttt99 says:

    Energy Efficiency AT BEST will reduce our current demand by 10%.

    Renewables AT BEST will meet 20-30% of our current demand.

    That still leaves a 60-70% gap to fill. How do you propose to fill it?

  • randommagnum says:

    In the quest for clean/renewable energy, we must not forget the need for compromise to move forward with it. In other words, we can’t let idol speculation about the migration of tortoises (D. Feinstein, D-CA), environmental purists’ growth concerns from “light pollution”, a politician’s view from his ocean home being marred by wind turbines (late T. Kennedy, D-MA) put the brakes on renewable energy, as that seems to happen frequently.

  • GreenEnergyAble says:

    Like the way the video explains valuable info.

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  • Omega3chimp says:

    Hydrogen plants.

  • pacificcresttrans says:

    With increasing energy demands, world leaders are stressing on the importance of alternate energy sources. For instance, wind energy is rapidly growing in US. With places like Texas leading in wind power production, wind energy is regarded as the future of electricity generation. Transformer company, Pacific Crest Transformers manufactures energy-efficient transformers for the renewable energy market.

  • wzupy says:

    There are people that are slowing this proces down because we will have renewable energy and that means free energy for everyone

  • truegwbfan says:

    look chemtrails in the back

  • walter0bz says:

    what area x time of windmills/solar-panels would it take to get a satellite into orbit…

  • walter0bz says:

    only nuclear can cut it. otherwise severe population reduction is needed

  • Kamadeva01 says:

    i don’t know if that is true or not for the globe but in Europe it’s estimated that wind power alone can provide 3x 100% of the energy needed

  • oomblikkies says:

    Why are there so many different renewable energy souces? – answer: they all have serious problems associated with each of them and its only nuclear that remains a viable alternative to coal/oil.

  • derrick713 says:

    I’ve seen a lot of new products that people can put on their homes ,photovoltaics that look like shingles, might cost a little more and i hope the masses wont be taxed to death so we cant afford them

  • jumanous says:

    about our only hope of that: watch?v=rPBWkeqx9UI

  • GaunletofDestruction says:

    @derrick713 Once the Chinese start producing solar cells on a large scale it will become more economical for home owners.

  • GaunletofDestruction says:

    @wzupy Energy is never free, but energy companies cannot tax the wind or the sun! Unfortunatly, the sun does not always shine and the wind does not always blow.

  • GaunletofDestruction says:

    @Omega3chimp don’t forget Nuclear to split the water into hydrogen and oxygen gas. Syntrolysis holds alot of promise!

  • GaunletofDestruction says:

    @oomblikkies Very true!

  • ShwangShwing says:

    20% seems too little to me.

  • MrEnergyCzar says:

    Great video…I converted my home to a net-zero solar powered home that uses no oil or gas…I made a video about it called, “Preparing for Peak Oil”….

  • AntiFeaux says:

    20% is not enough.

  • curingaging00 says:

    20% is a good start, but we will need a lot more then 20% we need 100% in order to save our planet and free humanity from its fossil fuel addiction.

  • pegobuilders says:

    The greenest unit of energy is the one you dont use

  • pegobuilders says:

    The greenest unit of energy is the one you dont use

  • Fight4Privacy says:

    There really is no other choice but to aim for a planet that runs 100% on renewable energy.

  • AustrianAtheist says:

    Every economy has to specialize. We should be the Green guys. It will pay off in the longterm, I really support the EU on that topic. The coal/oil/gas will run out eventually and then the world needs this stuff.
    PS: never waste energy!!

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