National Renewable Energy Action Plan

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A National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) is a National Action Plan on renewable energy that all Member States of the European Union were obliged to notify to the European Commission by 30 June 2010. The plan provides detailed road map of how the Member State expected to reach its legally binding 2020 target for the share of renewable energy in their total energy consumption, as required by Article 4 of the Renewables Directive. In the plan, the Member State sets out sectoral targets, the technology mix they expect to use, the trajectory they will follow and the measures and reforms they will undertake to overcome the barriers to developing renewable energy.[1]

Progress in EU[edit]

The European Commission evaluated the National Action Plans, assessing their completeness and credibility. The Member States must adopt and publish, initially every five years, a report setting the indicative Member State targets for future RES-E consumption for the following ten years and showing what measures have or are to be taken to meet those targets.

As of March 2012, ten of the member states were on track to surpass the national goal, and 12 others will meet their target. So far, only five participating member states haven't met their goals.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Zoë Casey (March 27, 2012). "Will the European Union be 20% Renewable by 2020?". Green Chip Retrieved 29 March 2012. 

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