Renewables

Renewable Energy

 

Combined with energy savings, the various renewable energy sources provide the only solution to bringing greenhouse gas emissions to zero in a relatively short timescale.

Besides their CO2 abatement potential, renewable energy sources present numerous additional benefits such as: water, soil and air pollution reduction, energy independency, and reduction of fossil fuels imports.

Furthermore, renewable energy sources provide a unique opportunity for the European economy with the creation of millions of local jobs, bringing economic benefits to rural areas, and providing a framework for the European industry to become a leader in an increasingly important global market that will trigger massive investments in the coming decades.

For all these reasons CAN Europe is committed to supporting and promoting a 100% renewable European energy system by 2050 at the latest.

Contact

JF

Jean-François Fauconnier
Renewables Policy Coordinator
Jean.Francois /at/ caneurope.org
+32 2894 4672

 

Latest Publications on Renewable Energy

  • MEPs call for reducing EU emissions to net zero by 2050 the latest

    Today the European Parliament’s Industry and Environment Committees adopted their position on the future Governance Regulation, which will create a framework for the zero-carbon transition in the EU. MEPs voted in favour of increasing the EU’s long term target to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 the latest [1] and supported robust rules for how to reach the 2030 climate and energy targets.
  • Voting Recommendations - Governance of the Energy Union

    CAN Europe together with Birdlife Europe, E3G, the European Environmental Bureau, Fern and WWF EPO prepared joint recommendations for the European Parliament’s Industry and Environment Committees votes on the future Governance Regulation on 7 December.
  • MEPs vote for stronger energy targets

    Today the European Parliament’s Industry Committee voted on its positions on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive for the period 2021 – 2030.
  • Crunch time as EU decides on clean energy laws

    The European Parliament and Energy Ministers are currently finalising their respective positions on the Clean Energy Package - eight legislative proposals that will guide energy policy all across Europe for the next decade. They must step up and strengthen the proposals if Europe is serious about tackling climate change and making European policies work for people.
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