EU states are confident in meeting renewable targets

EU states are confident in meeting renewable targets

Based on the projection reports submitted by EU Member States on their renewable energy generation up to 2020, the majority of the Member States will, without the help of other countries, meet their national targets as set under the renewable directive. According to the renewable directive, countries have the possibility to reach their domestic target by buying excess generation from other countries. Belgium is one of the few countries to predict that it might need external help. A few other countries, such as Bulgaria, have shown interest in launching joint projects. France and the Netherlands have predicted to meet their targets without any external assistance while Spain, Germany and Estonia have even foreseen surpluses of renewable generation in 2020.