An assessment of monthly data shows that in 2016, OECD net electricity production grew by 0.9% compared to 2015.
A new study examines the use of biogas – gas produced from organic waste – as an energy source in Europe, and shows that it has not yet reached its full potential.
Renewable energy in the EU
Share of renewables in energy consumption in the EU still on the rise to almost 17% in 2015
Eleven Member States already achieved their 2020 targets
Today EU Member States agreed on the Commission's proposal to invest €444 million in key European energy infrastructure projects.
A new study funded by the EU explores policy options for increasing the deployment of renewable energy in Europe between now and 2030. The study addresses ways of generating long term funding for renewable projects across all sectors.
A new study funded by the EU forecasts the likely evolution of European electricity markets between 2020 and 2050 and estimates how far renewable electricity projects will be able to finance themselves in this period without the need for public subsidies.
As a flexible and competitive source of renewable energy, bioenergy can play a key role in decarbonising energy systems by responding to the needs of a wide range of demand profiles in the electricity, buildings, and transport sectors.
Getting freshwater will become increasingly challenging for countries in the Middle East and North Africa as populations grow and living standards rise over the coming decades. In many cases, current water sources will become unsustainable.
The EU Member States have lowered their energy consumption in recent years, despite a slight increase in 2015. At the same time, they use more and more renewable energy.
The JRC has developed a unique and innovative methodology capable of capturing the local geographical information in the variability of wind energy, in particular peaks and ramps, in a much more accurate way than previous meteorologically derived times series.