The Electricity Market Regulation considers renewable power production only as a source of instability, due to the variable or intermittent production of PV and wind technologies. It introduces Capacity Remuneration Mechanisms for dispatchable or flexible generation able to provide grid services to stabilize an electricity
market with high renewable penetration. Yet, the debate ignores the potential of flexible renewable production, i.e. geothermal, to provide such grid services.
Ahead of the high level Stakeholder consultation organized by the European Commission on July 10-11, the European renewable industry associations came together with a joint statement calling for renewable energy to be at the very heart of the EU Strategy for long-term emissions reduction.
The associations representing the renewable heating & cooling (RES-H&C) industries, AEBIOM, EGEC, EHPA and Solar Heat Europe/ESTIF, welcome the agreement on the REDII, as it finally brings to life the first dedicated provision on H&C (article 23) in EU legislation.
On 14 June, the European Council and European Parliament came to an agreement on the target for renewable energy deployment by 2030 in the EU: 32% of final energy.
Ahead of the Talanoa Dialogue, the Coalition for Higher Ambition, a group of NGOs, renewable energy industry associations, trade unions, think tanks, and other stakeholders, release a statement urging the European Union to show ambition in Climate Action.
Associations from the Renewable and the energy efficiency industry come together for a forward looking governance framework of the Energy Union.
The European Union is starting discussion on its next Multiannual Financial Framework, which governs how EU funding is allocated for the 6-years period after 2020.
Letter AT Presidency_RESAssociations representing the renewable energy industries, including EGEC on behalf of the geothermal sector, co-signed a letter to the Austrian government, next in line to take up the mantle of the presidency of the European Council.
Associations representing the heating industry and renewables for heating and cooling jointly developed a paper exploring the relevance of the methodology used for the Primary Energy Factor in the European Commission for the Energy Efficiency Directive.