The Problem with EU Renewables

Stavins, Robert N.
May 2014
Environmental Forum;May/Jun2014, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p14
The author discusses the challenges of implementing the Emissions Trading Scheme in the European Union (EU) countries. It outlines the three sets of targets of the EU including a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, 20% reduction in energy consumption, and 20% improvement in energy efficiency. It adds that the scheme will be operated through the cap-and-trade system. Focus is also given on the use of renewable energy resources in the country.


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