Launch of the IRENA report 'Renewable Energy Prospects in the European Union'

Launch of the IRENA report 'Renewable Energy Prospects in the European Union'

19 February 2018

At the request of the European Commission, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has prepared a report titled 'Renewable energy prospects for the European Union', to support discussion of the regulatory framework to support renewable energy deployment proposed as part of the Commission's 'Clean Energy for All Europeans' package. It also contributes to IRENA’s global REmap analysis, which sets out a practical roadmap for doubling renewables in the global energy mix by 2030.

The report identifies cost-effective renewable energy options across all EU countries, sectors, and technologies, in order to meet – and even exceed – the proposed 27% renewables target for 2030. It also provides an open platform for EU countries to assess the impacts of their national renewable energy plans at an EU level, provides insights into the environmental and economic impacts of further deployment of renewables in the EU, and highlights the role that renewables could play in the long-term decarbonisation of the European energy system.

At this event, a presentation of the report will be followed by a panel discussion of its recommendation with high-profile speakers, including Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action, and Adnan Amin, Director-General of IRENA.

Read an executive summary of the report here and the full report here.

Press release


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