In an open letter to Commissioner Cañete, the Renewable Energy Industry Associations call for an ambitious vision to achieve the pathway of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The European Commission launched a consultation on its long term strategy on greenhouse gas emissions reduction at the begining of the summer. The consultation closed on October 9. Below is EGEC's contribution to the consultation, highlighting the role of geothermal for a succesful decarbonisation of the European economy.
Member States and the European Parliament are negociating the rules that will govern the electricity system after 2020. At stake: setting a framework that allows a functioning market to be increasingly based on renewable generation.
The European Commission launched a consultation to gather inputs on the strategy it should adopt to strive to the long term decarbonisation of the EU economy.
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.