In 2020, the EU has met its renewable energy target. Renewable generation across the EU has more than doubled since 2005, thanks to EU legislation and national policies and measures.
This webinar will look at the historic transformation of the power sector from an environmental perspective of key interactions, knock-on effects, and co-benefits and trade-offs following from life cycle analysis.
Speakers & Panellist
Mihai Tomescu, EEA, Expert –Energy and Environment
Evert Bouman, NILU, Norway, Senior Scientist -Environmental Impacts & Sustainability
Jamilja van der Meulen, Energy Evaluation Europe
- Renewable energy in Europe data viewer: https://www.eea.europa.eu/themes/energy/renewable-energy/renewable-energy-in-europe-2020
- Impacts of renewable energy use: https://www.eea.europa.eu/themes/energy/renewable-energy/impacts-of-renewable-energy-on-decarbonisation-and-air-quality
- EEA Briefing: EU renewable electricity has reduced environmental pressures; targeted actions help further reduce impacts
- EEA Briefing: Renewable energy in Europe: key for climate objectives, but air pollution needs attention
- ETC/CME Report 4/2020: A life cycle perspective on the benefits of renewable electricity generation
- ETC/CME Report 7/2020: Renewable energy in Europe 2020 - Recent growth and knock-on effects
- ETC/CME Report 2/2019: Impacts of Renewable Energy on Air Pollutant Emissions