Political framework renewable energy

The European Union is making an effort to combat climate change. By 2020 CO² emissions must be reduced by 20% and 20% of energy usage must come from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar energy. At this moment only 6.5% of energy usage comes from renewable sources. Each member state has legally binding targets. For Belgium this binding target is that the portion of renewable energy in the final energy usage in 2020 should be 13%. Wind energy is without a doubt indispensable in reaching this ambitious goal.