Renewable energy can stimulate rural economies

In the past ten years there has been more than $1 trillion of investment in renewable energy, and according to a report by the OECD (Linking Renewable Energy to Rural Development) this is now an important source of growth and jobs for many rural regions. The report used case studies from 16 regions in Europe, Canada and the US, but … Continue reading

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Surge in the use of renewable energy in the EU

Between 1999 and 2009 the share of renewable energy in the EU27 rose from 5% of total gross inland energy consumption in 1999 to 9% in 2009. Renewable energy comprises hydro, wind, biomass, geothermal and solar energy. All Member States showed increases in the share of renewable energy over this period but the largest increases were in Denmark (from 8% … Continue reading

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