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Renewable Electricity in Europe: Current State, Drivers, and Scenarios for 2020

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Maija Ruska, Juha Kiviluoma
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This report assesses the ability of the European Union (EU) to reach its mandate of generating 20% of its energy from renewable energy sources by 2020. The study also describes the status and historical development of the EU renewable power sector. Different scenarios and projections for renewable electricity are compared, and the implications of the new variable power generation capacity on the electricity grids and market are studied.