Beyond 2020 - Harmonised policy for renewable electricity in Europe

Published: 19/11/2012

With Directive 2009/28/EC the European Parliament and Council have laid the grounds for the policy framework for renewable energies until 2020. The project “Beyond 2020” aims at designing and evaluating feasible pathways of a harmonised European policy framework for supporting an enhanced exploitation of renewable electricity in particular, and energy from renewable sources (RES) in general. Strategic objectives are to contribute to the forming of a European vision of a joint future RES policy framework in the mid- to long-term and to provide guidance on improving policy design. Ecofys is part of the project consortium and recently provided a brief pre-assessment of potential harmonisation pathways for RES-E support schemes.  The report calls for the continuation of a mixture of top-down and bottom-up processes, as this would foster policy convergence and market integration, while respecting the Member States’ different preferences.

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Corinna Klessmann
Energy Policies
Beyond 2020 - Design and impact of a harmonised policy for renewable electricity in Europe