European Renewable Energy Council

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The European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) was founded in 2000 by the European renewable energy industry, trade and research associations. EREC is located in the Renewable Energy House in Brussels, a monument protected building with 100% renewable energy supply for heating and cooling.

EREC acts as a representative in Brussels of the European Renewable industry and research community and acts as a forum for exchange of information and discussion on issues related to renewables. EREC provides information and consultancy on renewable energies for the political decision makers on local, regional, national and international levels.

In May 2014 the General Assembly of EREC decided for a voluntary dissolution which led to the liquidation of the association.[1]


EREC is composed of the following non-profit associations and federations:

Renewable-energy economy[edit]

In the Greenpeace and EREC's Energy (R)evolution scenario, the world could eliminate fossil fuel use by 2090.[5][6][7]

On the other hand, according to EREC RE-thinking 2050, Europe can be a renewable-energy economy (using only renewable energy) by 2050.[8][9]

See also[edit]



  • Renewable Energy in Europe: Building Markets and Capacity, published by James & James (Science Publishers) Ltd. ISBN 1-84407-124-3


  1. ^ "European Renewable Energy Council forced into liquidation -". 2014-03-07. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  2. ^ "EGEC". EGEC. Retrieved 2011-04-24.
  3. ^ "European Small Hydropower Association: Home". Archived from the original on 2011-05-01. Retrieved 2011-04-24.
  4. ^ "European Solar Thermal Industry Federation". ESTIF. Retrieved 2011-04-24.
  5. ^ "Energy [R]evolution | Greenpeace International". Retrieved 2011-04-24.
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 29, 2008. Retrieved October 28, 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "World can halt fossil fuel use by 2090 - environment - 27 October 2008 - New Scientist". Retrieved 2011-04-24.
  8. ^ Pathway To a 100% Renewable EU by 2050 Unveiled (
  9. ^ "RE-thinking 2050". Retrieved 2011-04-24.

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