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Evolution of Global Electricity Markets by Fereidoon P. Sioshansi

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Chapter 6

Renewable Energy, Efficient Electricity Networks, and Sector-Specific Market Power Regulationent

Günter Knieps,    Institute of Transport Economics and Regional Policy, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Gemany

1 Introduction

The political goal in European countries is to increase significantly the share of renewable energy in electricity generation during the next decades. The European Council of March 2007 decided on a mandatory target of a 20% share of energy from renewable resources in overall community energy consumption by 2020 (Council of the European Union, 2007, p. 21). Since the renewable energy potentials vary strongly between ...

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