That is the theory. Is it ambitious enough? Or do you think that reducing of carbon footprint is not necessary? Anyway, in the last decade there were many roadmaps which had a revolutionary content, but only few of their aims were fulfilled. The aims of these roadmaps were excellent, based mainly on reduction of greenhouse gases, increase of energy efficiency and development of public transport. Some marginal improvements have been achieved, but there is no crucial impact in sight. Before the final development of the report, another worrying has appeared. Poland, which has undertook a presidency of the Council of the European Union, covers almost 90% of its electricity demand by coal. It is unlikely to expect that during this presidency will be promoted higher emission reduction targets or stricter regulations.
- they deliver power 24 hours a day, throughout the year
- they are available all over Europe with minor land use
- they are local resources, creating local employment
- they can be modulated according to type of resources, to size and nature of equipment, and in order to meet demands
- they supply base-load energy with a load factor higher than 60%