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TERES II - Renewable energy in Europe

The second edition of "The European Renewable Energy Study (TERES II)" has recently been published by the European Commission.

The study, financed by the ALTENER programme, updates the first edition published in 1994. It aims to provide an up-to-date reference document on ren...
The second edition of "The European Renewable Energy Study (TERES II)" has recently been published by the European Commission.

The study, financed by the ALTENER programme, updates the first edition published in 1994. It aims to provide an up-to-date reference document on renewable energy in Europe and show the scope for development up to 2020. Among the key findings identified in the study are:

- Renewable energies account for 5.3% of the EU's primary energy needs and 1.7% of Eastern Europe's primary needs;
- The market for renewables in the EU is growing at a rate of ECU 4.3 billion per year;
- TERES II forecasts that renewable energy may contribute as much as 14% of primary energy by 2020.

The study presents four scenarios for policy development in respect of renewable energies, and outlines their implications in terms of environment, energy security, investment and jobs, and exports.

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