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Greece: In top 10 countries for electric power production from renewable energy

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Greece ranks number 9 of countries around the world that produces more than 20 pct of their electric energy from solar and wind power. The others ranking in the top 10 being, Denmark, Uruguay, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Greece, UK, Ireland. Renewable energy sources cover 26 pct of global electricity production, but this is still not enough for energy systems to become sustainable.

“With countries having to set more ambitious climate goals in 2020, this report shows that there are several opportunities to boost action and improve people’s lives by expanding energy transition throughout the economy”

Arthuros Zervos, president of REN21 said in a statement.

The wind resources in Greece are among the most attractive for energy production in Europe, with a profile of more than 8 meters/second and/or 2,500 wind hours in many parts of the country. Approximately 2,370 of wind farms are in operation, with a target of 7,500 to be installed by 2020.

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