EGEC - AEBIOM - EHPA - ESTIF Joint press release. In the context of the worldwide paradigm shift in climate change, the EU has a unique opportunity to reposition itself as the world leader in climate action. Despite steps to increase the share of renewables in the heating sector, the Commission proposal does not remove the regulatory loopholes supporting new fossil fuel installations.
It was expected that European Commission would launch its proposal for the ‘review of the energy efficiency directive and the energy performance of buildings directive’ this week , as a first step to implementing the EU Heating and Cooling (H&C) Strategy and the Energy Union principles.
The forthcoming revision of the renewable energy directive must act as a spine for the 2030 renewable energy target and hold Member States to account, say renewable energy associations.
Following the public consultation on ‘Planning and reporting obligations as part of the Energy Union Governance’, EGEC and ten other RES associations express their views on Member States’ planning and reporting obligations.
EGEC, together with twelve other renewable energy associations, believe that, in order to maintain global leadership in renewables, "Europe should now make a firm and resolute commitment to a flourishing and vibrant domestic renewable energy market. This is why we call on the European Commission to model an appropriate range of policy scenarios this year, which should include renewable energy targets of at least 30%, 35% and 40% by the year 2030."
The geothermal industry recognises that the Energy Efficiency Directive has been successful in establishing a number of measures to increase energy efficiency in EU Member States. However, more efforts have to be made in order to reach higher energy efficiency, to reduce GHG emissions and to achieve the overall objective of the EU decarbonisation.
Consultation on streaming of planning and reporting obligations as part of the Energy Union Governance.
A group of organisations active in the development of Renewable energy have released a statement detailing how the NER300 is an invaluable tool in ensuring the commercial roll-out of innovate technologies, in bridging the gap between R6D funding and revenue support instruments for innovative renewable technologies
Local authorities in energy transition and the industry associations representing the geothermal, solar thermal, heat pump, biomass, biogas, and district heating and cooling sectors welcome the first ‘EU Strategy on Heating and Coolingʹ unveiled today by the European Commission.