Bioenergy, Geothermal, Hydropower, Solar, Wind Power

European Union Favors Renewable Energy for the Future

Brussels, Belgium [EUobserver] EU citizens largely favour renewable energies while only 20 percent are for nuclear energy, according to a new European Commission survey. The Eurobarometer study — published on Monday (8 January) just two days ahead of the publication of the commission’s major EU energy plan — shows that 80 percent of EU citizens back solar energy while 71 percent are in favour of wind energy. … Nuclear energy is a tough sell among Europeans, especially after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster in Ukraine and Belarus.