April 2015

Sustainable development in the European Union-2013 monitoring report of the EU sustainable development strategy (External content)

In 2012, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (‘Rio+20’) renewed the global political commitment to taking a holistic approach to tackling modern world challenges. According to the provisions made at Rio, environmental protection shoul ...

Smarter, greener, more inclusive? Indicators to support the Europe 2020 strategy, 2015 edition (External content)

In late 2013, Eurostat introduced a new type of ‘flagship publication’ with the aim of providing statistical analyses related to important European Commission policy frameworks or important economic, social or environmental phenomena. The purpose of the f ...

Boosting green business (External content)

The world is facing important challenges and consumers are increasingly demanding cleaner and greener products. The EU's eco-innovation initiative help products, processes and services reach the market that not only protect the environment, but also make ...

Renewable energy progress in EU 27 (2005 - 2020) (External content)

The report present the combined analysis of EU 27 National Renewable Energy Action Plans and Progress Reports to identify the 2005-2010 and 2010-2020 trends of the renewable energy development in three main sectors: Electricity, Heating/Cooling and Transp ...

Occupational safety and health in the wind energy sector-European Risk Observatory (External content)

This review considers the OSH issues in the wind energy sector, both onshore and offshore, within the EU Member States. The activities associated with wind energy — from the design and manufacturing of wind turbine parts, through the transport, installati ...

The availability of renewable energies in a changing Africa-Assessing climate and non-climate effects (External content)

Future Renewable Energy availability under the foreseen climate evolution for the next decades in the African continent is assessed. The evolution pattern of the natural resources (solar radiation, wind, biomass and running water) providing the raw "mater ...

Bioenergy deployment in the Danube Region-Current status and progress according to national renewable energy action plans (External content)

The report aims to present a comprehensive analysis of current and expected deployment up to 2020 of bioenergy in 16 countries of Danube region: nine European Member States (Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and Sloveni ...

Cohesion policy funds support to renewable energy generation-Has it achieved good results? Special report No 06/2014(External content)

The ECA assessed the results of renewable energy generation projects co-financed by cohesion policy funds contributing to the relevant EU 2020 target. It concludes that, while they delivered outputs as planned, multiple investment projects were not guided ...

Energy solutions for smart cities and communities -Recommendations for policy makers from the 58 pilots of the CONCERTO initiative

This publication provides contributions and recommendations for the development of proposals for future policies at EU, national and local level regarding energy efficiency and use of renewable energy in buildings, urban development and sustainable communi ...

Energy support measures and their impact on innovation in the renewable energy sector in Europe (External content)

The study provides an overview, at European level, of the type of measures in place in 2012 to support energy consumption and production in 32 EEA countries. For four countries, a quantitative analysis is undertaken as well. Progress towards innovation in ...

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