Why EU renewable energy figures are misleading: Europe requires 150% renewable energy to become fossil-free

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The EU is confident it will reach its target of 20% renewable energy by 2020. But according to Martien Visser, professor at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen (The Netherlands), this 20% is in reality more like 14%. This is because a large part of our energy consumption is simply ignored in the calculations for renewable energy. “Even with 100% renewables, we would still need a lot of fossil fuels”, Visser notes.
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StatusPublished - 29 apr 2016

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Fossil fuels
Energy utilization

Keywords

  • hernieuwbare energie
  • fossielvrije energie

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