Renewable Energy Strategies for Sustainable Development in the European Union
In September 2015 the United Nations General Assembly formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which was firmly anchored in the European Treaties. This Agenda has 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets. EU sustainable development strategy aims to achieve a continuous long-term improvement of the quality of life by managing and using resources efficiently. Some strategies will be applied to decrease the share of greenhouse gases emissions in the EU. One of the strategies is to increase the share of renewable energy. Because as another international debate in the world energy sources are finite and their usage is growing. The objective of this chapter is to investigate the current situation of the sustainable development of the European Union (EU) member states and EU renewable energy.
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