Renewables key to growth

Publication - February 2, 2011
A 2 page briefing to accompany Europe's first energy summit. It gives facts and figures on the global boom in renewables and the need for European investment away from nuclear towards renewables.

Energy efficiency and renewables are at the heart of this week’s energy summit – forming a headline section in leaked draft conclusions, according to media reports. This reflects the increasing importance of renewables in power production, job creation and energy security. But while Europe’s renewables sector is flowering, it stands to fall behind without clear political support.