Full Title: The State of Renewable Energies In Europe: 2013 Edition
Publication Date: 1/2014
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For fourteen years now, EurObserv’ER has been collecting data on European Union renewable energy sources to describe the state and thrust of the various sectors in its focus studies or barometers. The first part of this assessment is an updated and completed summary of the work published in 2013 in Systèmes Solaires (Journal de l’Éolien n0 12, Journal du Photovoltaïque n0s 9 and 10 and Journal des Énergies Renouvelables n0s 215, 216 and 218).
This publication provides a complete overview of the twelve renewable sectors. Their performances are compared against the stated goals set out by each country in its National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP). Additionally, for the fourth year running, the EurObserv’ER consortium members have published their annual renewable energy share estimates of overall final energy consumption for each Member State of the European Union. These figures provide preliminary indication of how the various countries are faring along their renewable energy paths and whether their individual trends point to successful achievement of the targets set by European Directive 2009/28/EC.