How can the European Union meet its binding 20% renewable energy target in final energy consumption by the year 2020? Which sources offer the best prospects for realizing this goal? These are the questions answered by this key book which analyses the current situation of renewable energy in Europe, examines the latest technological, financial and economic developments, and outlines ways in which the renewable energy market can be developed. The book is divided into sections examining the integration of renewable energy, electricity, heating and cooling as well as biofuels. All the main technologies are covered, with exploration of: ' benefits and applications ' costs and prices ' markets and installed capacity ' policy instruments ' key countries and success stories ' targets and long term potential This will be essential reading for policy decision-makers at all levels and to all those involved in the development of the renewable energy industry.
Table of Contents
Preface Authors and acknowledgements Integration of RES RES Heating and cooling Solar Thermal Biomass Geothermal RES electricity Wind PV Concentrated Solar Power Bioenergy Small Hydropower Ocean and Marine Geothermal Biofuels Bioethanol Biodiesel Appendix A Glossary Physical Units and Conversion Factors Bibliography
The European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) is the umbrella organisation of the European renewable energy industry, trade and research associations active in the sectors of bioenergy, geothermal, ocean, small hydropower, solar electricity, solar thermal and wind energy. EREC represents thus 45 billion � turnover and provides jobs to around 450.000 people! The book has been compiled by EREC in close collaboration with its members: ' AEBIOM (European Biomass Association) ' EBB (European Biodiesel Board) ' eBIO (European Bioethanol Fuel Association) ' EGEC (European Geothermal Energy Council) ' EPIA (European Photovoltaic Industry Association) ' ESHA (European Small Hydropower Association) ' EREF (European Renewable Energies Federation) ' ESTELA (European Solar Thermal Electricity Association) ' ESTIF (European Solar Thermal Industry Federation) ' EUBIA (European Biomass Industry Association) ' EU-OEA (European Ocean Energy Association) ' EUREC Agency (European Association of Renewable Energy Research Centers) ' EWEA (European Wind Energy Association)