Achieving the EU renewables target for 2030 – a closer look at governance options

  • Posted on: 17 November 2015
  • By: dipapaspyros

This Issue Paper focuses on the fulfilment of the 2030 EU renewable energy target, while taking into account the overall framework of EU governance on energy and climate.

Implementing the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Framework – a closer look at renewables and opportunities for an Energy Union

  • Posted on: 5 January 2015
  • By: dipapaspyros

On 23/24 October 2014 the European Council decided on a new set of targets for 2030 including binding targets for domestically reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% until 2030.

How can renewables and energy efficiency improve gas security in selected Member States?

  • Posted on: 5 January 2015
  • By: dipapaspyros

Against the backdrop of the recent geopolitical developments in Ukraine, security of energy supplies – foremost supply of natural gas – in the EU has regained top priority on the EU energy policy agenda.

What will be the main challenges for the design of renewable electricity policy in the EU?

  • Posted on: 20 April 2015
  • By: dipapaspyros

Both EU and national policymakers face a difficult task: how to support renewable electricity deployment successfully (i.e. effectively and efficiently) in the short and medium terms and, in particular, in a 2030 horizon.

Electricity markets and RES integration – Key challenges and possible solutions

  • Posted on: 1 April 2015
  • By: dipapaspyros

As the share of intermittent RES (such as wind turbines and solar PV) increases significantly, their deployment challenges the operation of power systems, and impacts the role played by electricity markets that have not been designed to handle the features of intermittent RES.

An efficient mechanism for cross‐border support of renewable electricity in the European Union

  • Posted on: 18 April 2016
  • By: dipapaspyros

In this paper we propose and put forward to discussion a new mechanism for cross-border support of renewable electricity in the European Union.

Energy policies in the EU

Click on the map to see data on gross final energy demand, population and GDP expectations for 2020 based on the PRIMES Reference Scenario as published in the European Commission’s Impact assessment “A policy framework for climate and energy in the period from 2020 to 2030” (COM(2014) 15 final). Additionally the map shows a possible allocation of the EU-wide 27% renewable energy target for 2030 to individual member states, applying the 2020 methodology of the European Commission for effort sharing.