To increase the USE of Renewable Energy in Europe to 20% by 2020 is the ambitious target that EU has submitted.
What are the sources of renewable energy?
Biomass: Energy can be released from wood, plants, organic and animal waste by burning it.
Hydropower: Energy from water is harnessedmost often using dams, with the water driving a water turbine.
Geothermal energy: The heat from the Earth can be used to generate power by tapping underground reservoirs of steam or hot water.
Solar power: The Sun's light and heat can be converted into thermal and electrical energy.
Wind energy: With their blades, wind turbines extract energy from the wind.
In 2013, 15% of energy in the EU comes from renewables.
EU states have different attitudes towards harnessing renewable energy sources.
And what about after 2020?