Here are two good news for the European Union and the cleantech sector. First and foremost, wind and solar energies accounted for 68 percent of the increase in electricity capacity in 2010 in the European Union.
Second, according to the latest EurObserv’ER report, the local renewable energy sector has passed the one million job mark as 1.11 million people are employed in this sector within the 27 countries.
Still to the report, the share of renewables in the gross final energy consumption has increased by 0.9 point. Continuing such a trend would allow the Union to reach its 2020 goals.