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 more ambition in future clean energy laws

    Today the European Parliament adopted its position on three legislative proposals under the Clean Energy Package, namely the revisions of the Renewable Energy Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive, and the new Governance Regulation, which will guide the EU’s zero-carbon transition in the coming decade and beyond. MEPs raised the ambition of the future clean energy laws, by voting in favour of increasing the EU’s 2030 renewable energy and energy efficiency targets to at least 35 percent and raising its long-term target to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the latest.
  • EU governments’ positions would stifle renewable energy revolution

    Today EU Energy Ministers have adopted their positions on four legislative proposals under the Clean Energy Package, which will guide the EU’s energy transition in the coming decade and beyond. Turning their backs on the Paris Agreement, the ministers opted for a feeble renewable energy target, lax rules for ensuring that all EU countries contribute to the energy transition and massive coal subsidies in the EU’s power market.
  • CAN Europe letter ahead of the Energy Council on 18 December

    For Energy Council on 18 December Brussels, 13 December 2017 Dear Minister, Ahead of Energy Council on Monday 18 December, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe would like to call on you to adopt an ambitious position on the Market Design Initiative, the Renewable Energy Directive, and the Governance of the Energy Union Regulation.
  • EU governments at a crossroads - clean or dirty energy?

    On 18 December, EU Energy Ministers are expected to reach an agreement on four legislative files under the Clean Energy Package, namely those regarding renewable energy, governance and the internal market for electricity. Worryingly, the draft documents for the meeting show that they are stubbornly insisting on an outdated, blatantly unambitious position on the renewable energy target and weak rules for helping countries make energy transition. They are also about to allow massive coal subsidies in the EU power market.
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