Thursday, February 5, 2009
20% Renewables by 2020
The European Union hopes to produce 20% of its energy from renewable sources by the year 2020. This video cites energy independence and global warming as the major impetuses (impeti?) for this move. Wind energy production in Europe has come a long way. The total wind production on the continent is the equivalent of all the energy needs in Denmark and Hungary combined. The video goes on to talk about a bunch of different renewable energy sources, but it's all pretty basic stuff. I just thought that statistic about wind energy was pretty neat.