#2 – LOOKING AT THE “RENEWABLES SECTOR” TODAY

2.1: What has the “renewables (RES) sector” changed over the last 10 years?

RES has already increased their share from 26% of total power capacity in 2005 to 47% in 2017. By 2017, the total RES capacity installed in the EU was 455 GW, 169 GW was in wind and 107 GW in PV, both accounting for 29.5% of the EU power mix.

 

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2.2: Why is energy transition an irreversible process in most countries?

As far as the EU power system is concerned, the energy transition to RES is today consistently seen an irreversible process. It evolved from a timid policy-driven process to a mainstream investment that will have substantial impact on the economy of the next decades. Europe is certainly going for green growth.

 

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What has the “renewables (RES) sector” changed over the last 10 years?


 

 

Why is energy transition an irreversible process in most countries?