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18 January 2018 Authorities, Environment, R&D

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted for a renewable energy target of 35% by 2030, rather than 27% earlier proposed by the European Commission. The Parliament also voted that the member states set national targets, from which they would be allowed to deviate by a maximum of 10% under certain conditions, as well […]

10 January 2014 Authorities

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have reaffirmed their support for an ambitious climate and energy policy and their commitment to renewable energy by supporting three binding 2030 targets for renewables, greenhouse gas reductions and energy efficiency. Members of the energy and industry, and environment committees voted 66 to 50 in favour of the three […]

21 May 2013 Authorities

The need for a better integrated system at EU level to promote renewable energy, the possibility of adopting a mandatory target for 2030 and the desirability of incentives to invest were highlighted in a non-legislative resolution voted by Parliament today. "This resolution is a starting point for future debates. Renewable energy support needs to be […]

14 March 2013 Authorities

Today the European Parliament called for the "successful" 2020 renewable energy target to be prolonged to 2030.  "The Parliament has once again recognised what a strong renewables industry, driven by ambitious targets, can do for Europe's economy, jobs, energy security and the climate," commented Stephane Bourgeois, Head of Regulatory Affairs at the European Wind Energy […]

14 March 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

The European Parliament gave its green light to the guidelines for the EU energy infrastructure package, which sets out corridors for Europe-wide energy infrastructure, seeks to speed-up permits and identifies priority projects, including an offshore electricity grid in the North Sea. “This is really a breakthrough and will give a big push to much needed […]

28 November 2012 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

The European Parliament's Energy and Research Committee (ITRE) has voted today to allocate three-quarters of the next energy research budget to renewables, energy efficiency, smart grids and storage. This would make a total of 6 billion Euros, including the Intelligent Energy Europe programme (1), out of an overall 80 billion Euros for R&D under Horizon […]

15 March 2012

The European Parliament voted today for the first time in favour of setting a binding renewable energy target for 2030.  "The Parliament's vote sends a strong message to the European Council as it prepares its response to the European Commission's Energy Roadmap 2050", commented Stephane Bourgeois, Head of Regulatory Affairs at the European Wind Energy […]

27 October 2010 Authorities, Business & Finance

On Tuesday the European Parliament's Energy Committee gave its green light to an agreement with the Council to free up €146 million of... (europarl.europa) [mappress] Source: europarl.europa, October 27, 2010;

22 February 2018 Authorities

The European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research & Energy (ITRE) has voted to modernize Europe's electricity markets by approving the recast Electricity Directive & Regulation, two of the main files in the Clean Energy Package. According to WindEurope, priority dispatch, which guarantees renewables are injected first into the grid, will continue to apply to existing wind […]

8 November 2017

A group of leading European offshore wind developers have signed a declaration to call upon European policy makers to endorse an EU-wide binding target of 35% share of renewables in EU final energy demand by 2030.

1 February 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

European renewable energy industry and investors need clarity on volumes and regulatory frameworks in the years after 2020 to be able to continue investing, according to WindEurope. Without the clearly set targets and regulations for the period after 2020, financing and deployment of new projects in Europe is likely to stall, WindEurope said in its […]

8 July 2016

German parliament today approved an amended Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG 2016), which replaces feed-in tariffs with competitive auctions and limits wind energy deployment to allow for the grid development to catch up. The offshore cap, which will apply from 2021-2030, will vary from year to year to ensure that Germany reaches its 15GW wind energy target in the next […]

24 June 2016

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted in favour of increasing the European Union’s target for renewables to ‘at least’ 30% by 2030. Europe currently has a target of at least 27%, which was agreed by European leaders in October 2014. The parliamentary vote, which has no direct legislative impact, sends a clear message to […]

23 October 2014 Grid Connection

Europe’s largest industrial alliance for interconnection, the Friends of the Supergrid (FOSG) welcomed the newly appointed European Commission (EC) 2014-19 following its approval by the European Parliament in Strasbourg on October 22, 2014. Speaking in Brussels, FOSG Chairman, Pierre Bernard said: “We are confident that, under President Juncker’s leadership, and the steering of Messrs. Maroš Šefcovic […]

18 April 2014 Authorities, Environment, R&D

The European Parliament endorsed on April 17th a Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning which should help Member States develop plans to better coordinate the various activities that take place at sea, ensuring they are as efficient and sustainable as possible. In coastal and maritime areas, many activities compete for the same space and resources: fishing […]

21 March 2014 Authorities

A group of some 50 European policy makers across party lines has called upon the European Commission to drastically increase the targets for renewable energy in the context of this week’s decision to set climate and energy targets for 2030. Current and former Members of Parliament and politicians from 15 member states today concluded in […]

19 February 2014 Authorities, Environment

The resolution of the European Parliament of 5th February 2014, supporting a 30% share of renewables in final energy consumption by 2030 and a 40% energy savings target (“30%/40% target”) is likely to lead to greenhouse gas emission reductions in 2030 in the range between 45% and 54% compared to 1990 levels. This is estimated […]

12 February 2014 Business & Finance

Vestas CEO Anders Runevad and CEOs from Acciona Energia, Alstom, Enercon, ERG Renew, and RES welcomed the EU Commission’s commitment to a post-2020 climate and energy policy at a “2030 EuropeBusiness” event in Brussels, though noted the proposal should have been more ambitious. The six companies are part of a coalition of 91 companies and […]

6 February 2014 Authorities

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has commented on yesterday's vote of the European Parliament in favour of ambitious climate and energy policy and its support for three binding 2030 targets for renewables, greenhouse gas reductions and energy efficiency in plenary. “The European Parliament has again shown it is the most forward-thinking of the institutions. […]

24 June 2013 Authorities

Members of Parliament from all over Europe meet on 21 and 22 June 2013 in Dublin Castle for the 13th Inter-Parliamentary Meeting on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency to demand leadership and more European cooperation on offshore wind and launch a Parliamentary Platform as a political support to the governmental North Seas Countries Offshore Grid […]

17 March 2013 Grid Connection, Technology

Recent technological advances by leading engineering companies to improve the integration of renewable energy, especially wind energy, within Europe’s power grid by 2020, will bring a pan-European electricity grid closer to reality. Last year, the Swiss-based engineering company ABB announced the development of the world’s first circuit breaker for high voltage direct current (HVDC). “This […]

4 March 2013 Authorities, Grid Connection

The Co-Chairman of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly, Joe McHugh TD, has announced that the 46th plenary of the Assembly will take place in Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Co. Donegal on Monday, 4th March and Tuesday, 5th March, 2013. The theme of the plenary is Energy across Borders - Delivering the Economic Opportunities. Over the two […]

29 November 2012

Essential legislation to power low-carbon economic growth, to protect consumers, and to keep the lights on was introduced to Parliament by Edward Davey today. Following extensive consultation and pre-legislative scrutiny, the Bill sets out radical reforms to the design of the electricity market that will kick-start a renaissance in construction of low-carbon energy infrastructure and […]

25 July 2012 Authorities

The European Commission has today taken action to shore-up the EU’s Emission Trading System (ETS) by proposing to delay the auctioning of carbon allowances. Delaying allowances is needed to prevent further falls in the carbon price. The move must now be agreed by Member States and the European Parliament.  “The European Commission has finally taken […]

27 June 2012

Offshore renewable energies are expanding to meet the EU’s 2020 renewable energy targets, but renewables are one of many activities competing for space at sea. Meanwhile, Europe’s maritime nations are currently operating under their own planning rules and guidelines, which often conflict with their neighbours and waste time and money. This was the focus of […]

15 December 2011

The European Commission's Energy Roadmap 2050 shows that a high renewables energy mix - with 97% of the EU's electricity consumption met by renewable energy, including 49% wind power in 2050 - would have the same "overall energy system costs" as any other decarbonisation or business as usual scenario. The Roadmap is based on five […]