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?