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The overall aim of this study is to investigate energy transition processes in rural areas by paying particular attention to the role of energy cooperatives in these processes. The study should mainly uncover, if and under which conditions energy cooperatives provide favourable structures for...
In January 2008 the European Commission (EC) presented an integrated Climate and Energy package to cut emissions for the 21st Century, including proposals for specific targets on renewable energy (20% by 2020) and greenhouse gas emissions reduction (20% by 2020). The package, amongst others,...
The EU has set ambitious targets to raise the share of renewable energies, particularly biofuels. With an increasingly controversial public debate and more scientific evidence about the downsites of biofuels, recently the European Unions biofuel targets have been bound to the condition that they...