EU renewables progress "even worse than feared"

Green energy campaigners claim only two EU states will meet 2010 renewable energy targets

Environmental group WWF and renewable energy industry lobby Eref marked the first anniversary of entry into force of the EU renewable energy directive today with a warning that only two member states are at all likely to meet targets set in the law for increasing the share of renewable electricity by 2010.

Though the targets are not legally binding, the European Commission has threatened to propose tougher follow-up measures on states not meeting them. Eref is predicting shares of renewable electricity in 2010 based on submissions from national member associations and a study carried out by consultants Ecofys for the Commission (EED 09/07/02).

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