Renewable Energy Sources in Eastern Europe

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Expansion of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in selected Countries of Central and Eastern Europe
2008-2009
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Wuppertal Institute

Overview

The European Union aims at achieving a share of 20 % of renewable energy by 2020. The different starting points (e.g. existing energy mix), specific framework conditions, and basic resource potentials of the Member States will be taken into consideration in order to provide a fair increase for all Member states and based on that background, derive appropriate national expansion goals. It is the responsibility of Member States to break down the overall targets into sector specific goals. Further more, the Member States can pursue the most cost effective path through cooperation with other Member States.
The Federal Ministry for the Environment has started the dialogue with Middle and East European partners in order to support the deployment process by providing methodological know-how and disseminate experience made in Germany. IZT and Wuppertal Institute will accompany that process with scientific expertise. To this, country reports (Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Lithuania und Latvia), reports on 'newest technologies' and, a synthesis report including recommendations will be provided.

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