in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

Members of a newly launched alliance, among them the World Future Council, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and World Wind Energy Association, have called for regional, national and European-wide 100% renewable energy targets within the next four decades.

The Global Alliance for 100% Renewable Energy says that many legislators in Europe still lack full commitment to the transformation to renewable energy.

“During the last 15-20 years, some countries and regions have made remarkable progress in renewable energy deployment, but unfortunately the largest part of the world has missed this development and is now overdue to act as well,” comments Stefan Gsänger, secretary general of the World Wind Energy Association.

“To break the inertia, we need a robust, global call for 100 percent renewable energy that creates urgently needed political will among policymakers around the globe,” Gsänger continues. “The alliance, which brings together an international cross section of academics, civil society and industry, shows that a broad group of stakeholders shares this goal.”



Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Report Disputes U.S. Agency's Renewable Energy Projections

A new analysis from the Sun Day Campaign says renewables are slated to provide 16% of U.S. generating capacity by 2018 - over 20 years earlier than forecast by the Energy Information Administration.


Kansas Renewables Mandate Survives Yet Another Attack, But Is It Too Early To Celebrate?

Over the past three years, some legislators have tried to either weaken or repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard, which requires Kansas utilities to reach 20% renewables by 2020.


AWEA Highlights U.S. Wind Success Stories Of 2013

Despite a 92% drop in new capacity last year, the sector still has myriad reasons to celebrate, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association.


Feds List New Bird Species As Threatened - Should Wind Developers Be Worried?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. An expert explains how this might affect the wind industry.


Senate Committee Passes Bill With Two-Year PTC Extension

The Senate Finance Committee has voted on a tax extenders package, which includes both the production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit, and sent it to the floor.

UEA_id1896
Acciona_id1907
JLG_id1900
WomenofWind_id
AWEA_id1886
bonfiglioli_id1913