Collectively, the European Union will exceed its target of deriving 20 per cent of total cheap energy consumption from renewable sources in the next ten years, research from the European Wind Energy Association has predicted.
Just over a third (34 per cent) of EU cheap electricity demand across the 27 member states will be supplied from green sources by 2020, the report forecast.
Some 15 states, including Bulgaria, Spain, Greece and Hungary, will surpass their national targets by the end of this decade, while ten are on track to meet their objections.
However, two countries - Luxemburg and Italy - will not be able to reach their renewable aims without using the co-operation mechanisms.
Justin Wilkes, policy director of the research group, commented: "Taken together, the Action Plans show that the EU-27 will meet 20.7 per cent of its 2020 energy consumption from renewables.
"It is very encouraging that 25 of the 27 EU countries intend to either exceed or meet their target. This shows the vast majority of EU countries clearly understand the benefits of deploying renewable energy technologies, particularly wind power," he added.
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