Published : 11/12/2018ERDF and Cohesion Fund: Putting Renewable Energy Sources at the Centre
With the upcoming decision on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), the EU institutions will set a direction which will determine the evolution of EU investments and have a direct impact on our energy system for decades to come. Considering the EU commitment to the Paris Agreement towards carbon neutrality by 2050, the forthcoming European Regional and Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion Fund (CF) must play their parts in putting renewables (RES) at the centre of the EU energy system and must not include the possibility for subsidies to fossil fuels.
Published : 03/07/2018For an Ambitious EU Industrial Strategy
With its Joint Paper “For an ambitious EU Industrial Strategy: Going further” (October 2017), the Industry4Europe coalition has been calling for a long-term vision for Europe’s industry which demands a long-term governance structure going beyond the 6-month EU Presidency cycle and the 5-year mandate of the current European Commission. Such a governance structure should enable the Commission, the Council and the European Parliament, together with industry stakeholders, to develop a common vision for a smart, innovative and sustainable industry.
Published : 01/06/2018Small is Beautiful: Preserving the benefits for European citizens, communities and SME’s
Joint letter to Member State representatives and European Parliament Rapporteurs, ahead of the Electricity Market Design travelogues:
The European Council’s General orientations on the Electricity Market regulation adopted in December 2017, introduce the possibility to place an unfair financial and administrative burden on small-scale renewable and high efficiency cogeneration installations, demonstration projects, and energy communities. Allowing Member States to remove priority dispatch and exemptions on balancing responsibilities without any pre-condition related to market-readiness will put small-scale players at an extreme disadvantage and undermine the necessary uptake of such installations in Europe.
Published : 30/05/2018In support of a dedicated ‘Area of Intervention’ for renewable energy, within the ‘Climate, Energy & Mobility’ cluster of Horizon Europe
Letter to Commissioners Moedas, Cañete, Šefčovič, & Vella in support of a dedicated ‘Area of Intervention’ for renewable energy, within the ‘Climate, Energy & Mobility’ cluster of Horizon Europe.
Published : 15/05/2018Joint Letter: Seeing the MFF as an opportunity for the EU to lead on E-Mobility and Renewable Energy
The EU has been a leading force for the adoption of the Paris agreement, and adopted ambitious binding targets to reduce its CO2 emissions by 40% by 2030. To achieve these goals, strong transformative changes are needed in both the transport and energy sectors.
Published : 03/05/2018Joint letter: In support of at least 35% earmarking for climate-related work in FP9
A joint letter from 21 European associations, including Ocean Energy Europe, to Commissioner Moedas, dear Commissioner Oettinger, calling for 35% of the EU budget to be allocated to climate related work.
Published : 08/01/2018Electricity Market Design fit for renewables: key points on the Council’s general approach
Further to the meeting of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council that took place on Monday 18 December, the European renewables industry would like to highlight the key points of the Council’s general approach and negotiating position on the Electricity Directive and Electricity Regulation.
Published : 06/12/2017A strong Governance delivering the EU RES target for 2030
The renewable energy industry urges the Members of the Parliament and the Council to support a robust governance framework, building on credible National Energy and Climate Plans and a linear RES deployment trajectory.
Published : 09/11/2017Small is beautiful – Call for a de minimis on the framework for small renewables & cogeneration installations
The signatories of this declaration urge policy makers to acknowledge the specificities of small-scale renewable, and high efficiency cogeneration installations as well as demonstration projects, by strengthening the European Commission’s proposal on Article 4 paragraph 2 on balancing responsibilities and supporting Article 11 paragraph 2 and 3 on priority of dispatch for small installations, as part of the recast of the electricity market design regulation COM (2016) 861.
Published : 24/10/2017For an ambitious EU industrial strategy
#Industry4Europe reaction paper to the European Commission Communication, "Investing in a smart, innovative, and sustainable industry - A renewed EU industrial policy strategy"
Published : 04/10/2017Using NER 300 Leftovers efficiently
Leftover funds from the 1st NER 300 call are a second chance to deploy a range of new renewable energy demonstration projects and make NER300 even more successful.
Published : 11/07/2017Industry Associations Joint Statement on the EU Industrial Strategy
Over 130 EU-wide organisations, including Ocean Energy Europe, have called for an ambitious EU Industrial Strategy via a joint declaration.
Published : 21/06/2017European renewable energy industry statement on the European 2030 renewable energy target
Higher renewable energy ambition required to avoid deployment slowdown
Published : 01/05/2017RES Industry Group Letter on Emissions Performance Standard
The European renewable electricity industry backs calls for a carbon criterion emissions performance standard in Capacity Mechanisms and in the ETS Modernisation Fund.
Published : 22/11/2016Four reasons why a post-2020 Renewable Energy Directive is essential to the European transition
Position paper from Europe's renewable energy industry associations, including Ocean Energy Europe
Published : 04/04/2016Principles for an effective Innovation Fund
Position paper from the EU's renewable energy industry associations on the design of the ETS' Innovation Fund, the successor to the NER300 programme.