IT is a curious fact that whilst Britain has a lot more wind than Germany, it has significantly less wind power electricity generation. Also, why has a country blessed with as much sun as Greece, failed to develop solar panels as quickly as its fellow southern Mediterranean EU Member State Spain?

A new report from the European Environment Agency has tried to explain why there is indeed a wide gulf between Member States' performance on renewables, noting that there are a number of specific reasons for this.

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