19 September 2017
Renewable Power for All: a call for an environmentally beneficial electrification and multi-sectoral integration
Fighting climate change, air pollution and delivering the Paris Agreement commitments requires replacing fossil fuels by renewables within the power sector and beyond. As large amounts of competitive renewable electricity are today available, a rapid electrification of the most carbon intensive energy uses is the best and most efficient way to decarbonise and grow Europe’s economy.
The following measures would help drive the decarbonisation and energy efficiency of the Transport, Heating and Colling sectors, thanks to the uptake of wind energy, and should be prioritised as part of current and forthcoming discussion on EU legislation:
- A downward revision of the PEF for electricity so non-combustible renewables have a PEF below 1;
- An increase of the fuel suppliers obligation in the Renewable Energy Directive to 10%;
- Stringent post-2020 CO2 standards for cars in line with the Paris Agreement on climate;
- Stronger requirements regarding the deployment of charging points for electric vehicles;
- A revision of the Energy Taxation Directive that avoid favouring fossil fuels where electricity could also be used.
Read the position paper