The Global Alliance is prompting European legislators to set a 100% renewable target for 2050, criticizing them for not setting aggressive long-term renewable energy targets.
The Global Alliance, which was recently launched in Europe, is made up of the World Future Council, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, and the World Wind Energy Association. Europe currently has set a renewable energy target of 20% by 2020 and is envisaging a medium-term target of 30-35% by 2030.
Many European countries have established renewables target over 20%, with Scandinavian and Baltic member states having the largest renewable energy targets. For example, Latvia, Norway and Sweden established targets of 40%, 67.5%, and 49% respectively. Besides renewable energy targets, the Members of European Parliament are also envisaging a regulatory fix for the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). For 2050, EU leaders have backed the objective of reducing Europe's greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% compared to 1990 levels as part of efforts by developed countries as a group to reduce their emissions by a similar degree. [emp]