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May 2011

For long-term energy scenarios, there are two established authorities. The European Commission has been publishing its long-term energy scenarios since the 1990s. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published its World Energy Outlook which has a Reference Scenario and recently, Alternative Scenario. EWEA provides wind energy data for Europe. To date, all targets and future projections for wind energy set by the European Commission, by IEA and by EWEA have been surpassed. European targets – background In 1997 the European Commission White Paper on Renewable Sources of Energy set the goal of......

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May 05, 2011

The progress of wind energy

Wind technology has made major progression from the prototypes of just 25 years ago. Wind energy has come of age, and now constitutes a mainstream power technology that is largely underexploited. Two decades of technological...


May 05, 2011

Climate security

Climate change poses one of the greatest challenges to the world community, and energy technology will play a central role. Implementation of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is...


May 04, 2011

Energy security

Europe is facing an energy crisis. We now live in an era of energy uncertainty. The days of cheap and abundantly available energy are over. Europe is running out of indigenous energy resources at a...


May 04, 2011

Rising energy demand

Rising energy demand According to the European Commission’s Baseline business-as-usual scenario, electricity demand will increase 52% between 2000 and 2030. Total installed power generation capacity will increase by about 400 GW, from 656 GW in...


May 04, 2011

No Fuel – Overview

No Fuel – Overview 1. Europe is facing an energy crisis. We now live in an era of energy uncertainty. The days of cheap and abundantly available energy are over. 2. Europe is running out...


May 04, 2011

Wind Power without fuel

Europe is wealthy in wind resources – enough wind blows across Europe to power the entire continent. Today, tomorrow and forever. Wind energy can meet more than one fifth of Europe’s power demand by 2030,...


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