Assessing the value of the EU's renewables and emissions reduction targets

Hawkins, Sonja
March 2014
Bridges Trade BioRes;Mar2014, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p18
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target of the European Union (EU) in 2030 announced by the European Commission in January 2014 titled 2030 Climate and Energy Framework. Topics include how the renewable energy target counteracts with the market dynamics of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), the multiple benefits provided by the renewable energy target, and the renewable debate in other countries like Australia.


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