The European Commission passed the Renewables Directive in September 2001, establishing indicative targets for the consumption of electricity generated from renewables, with the overall EU target set at 22 percent in 2010. Renewables market drivers are shown below as ranked by impact over the near term.
High - Government Incentives and Subsidies for Green Energy
High - EU Targets for Renewables
High - Growing Demand for Green Tariffs
Medium - Green Certificates
Medium - Installation and Generation Costs