Energy  |  Publications  |  17.10.2011

Reaching Energy Security in Europe through Renewables

In this publication two Polish experts, Grzegorz Wiśniewski and Dr. Zbigniew Karaczun, discuss how the collective use of renewable energy by European countries in electric power generation can improve energy security in Europe.  

Meeting 100% of Europe’s electricity needs through renewable energy by 2050 is possible – if we succeed in pooling the potential of Europe’s renewable energy sources. This will require cooperation between EU member states, as well as coherent policies and regulation at the European level. Both currently exist only in fragmented form as energy policy in Europe is still shaped mainly at the national level. The Heinrich Böll Foundation therefore asked a number of experts to take stock of European policy in the sectors most important for the transition to renewable energy, to identify the areas in which European cooperation has been inadequate to date, and to propose possible solutions.

As questions related to energy security are expected to play an important role in the current Polish Presidency of the EU Council, this publication is a valuable read.

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