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

veerle

Veerle Dossche
EU Energy Policy Coordinator
veerle /at/ caneurope.org
+32 2894 4672

 

Latest Publications on Renewable Energy

  • EU ministers must clear the way for zero-carbon societies

    MEDIA ADVISORY Today, EU ministers meeting at an Energy Council and a General Affairs Council will discuss respectively the priorities for the future energy infrastructure and for the future EU Cohesion Policy funding for climate action in the regions.According to the current state of play of negotiations, EU Member States, as they plan to continue investments in fossil gas, are falling short of what the Paris Agreement requires in terms of zero-carbon energy policies and climate action financing.
  • National Energy and Climate Plans: improvement needed to comply with the Paris Agreement

    Today the European Commission has published its recommendations for improving the draft National Energy and Climate Plans wherein EU Member States have to draw concrete pathways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and boost energy savings as well as renewable energy all the way until 2030. Member States have until the end of this year to come up with better deals for the climate.
  • Defenders, Delayers or Dinosaurs: where do EU political groups stand on climate change?

    Centre and conservative parties of the current European Parliament have failed to treat climate change with the urgency it demands, according to a new ranking published today by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe. At the same time, national champions in these groups demonstrate that centre and conservative parties can play a positive role in climate policy-making and that climate action can become a cross-party priority in the upcoming European elections.
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