EU State Aid Control, Financing
EGEC Members are invited to provide feedback by 07/01/2021 to the European Commission questionnaire on the review of the State Aid Guidelines. This questionnaire notably looks to identify the most relevant ways to direct state aid to the efficient market uptake of renewable energy technologies.
EGEC welcomes the European Commission’s call to revise its competition policy that will support the successful implementation of the European Green Deal.
The sustainable finance regulation is a key opportunity to unlock the access to public and private finance for key renewable energy technologies, allowing the EU to implement its decarbonisation objectives. The implementation of the sustainable finance regulation, the establishment of a sustainable finance framework and the financing of sustainable investment however requires stakeholders to understand the needs of specific technologies that actively contribute to these objectives.
The EIB Group has organised a second round of stakeholder consultation in order to collect more inputs regarding the Bank’s ambition to become the EU’s first Climate Bank.
EU Climate and energy framework, Financing
EGEC provided inputs to the process of designing the European Renewable Energy Financing Mechanism, which will finance renewable energy projects across Europe.
Energy infrastructures, Internal market for heat
The GEORISK Consortium sent an open letter to DG Energy Director-General Ditte Juul Jørgensen, European Commission, calling for the establishment of an EU risk management scheme for geothermal energy. In particular, this scheme should be tied to instruments that structure the European energy market such as TEN-E or the Connecting Europe Facility.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has declared its ambition to become the EU’s first Climate Bank. It will restructure its financial services for climate and environmental projects and will align all its financial operations in accordance with the Paris Agreement.
Inception Impact Assessment on a Delegated Regulation on a climate change mitigation and adaptation.
European Green Deal, Financing
On 14 January 2020 the European Commission proposed a Just Transition Mechanism to mobilise at least €100 billion (over the period 2021-2027) to support regions most affected by the transition towards the zero-carbon economy.
Financing, Research, Innovation & Development
Following the proposal in the PPE (multiannual programming for energy) by the French Government to stop financial support to geothermal electricity, EGEC and the French industry call for a stable and forward looking framework.