Crisis or not, renewable energy is hot

2009 has brought new and difficult global challenges. But it has also offered real opportunities to change the course of our economies and the impact of the environmental footprint we leave behind. As the European Union's 2020 environmental targets €20% less CO2, 20% more energy efficiency, and an overall energy mix comprising 20% renewables €loom nearer, data suggests we are not yet on course to meet these ambitious targets.

We recently examined Europe's future renewable energy marketplace through the lens of progress towards the EU 2020 goals. Our study considers the market's potential, compares approaches in various countries, and puts forth some high-level recommendations for how governments and companies can reap the rewards.