23 September 2020
WindEurope feedback on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive
WindEurope strongly supports the new target of at least 55% Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reduction by 2030 as an urgent measure to comply with the Paris Agreement and its ambition to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Reaching this target is crucial to avoid postponing the bulk of efforts to the post-2030 period which would create a risk of missing the 2050 climate-neutrality objective.
To ensure the optimal deployment of renewable energy technologies and grasp all the benefits they bring along, it is fundamental for the EU and its Member States to provide regulatory stability, incentives and long-term visibility to investors. Well-designed and implemented policies remain critical to unlock the necessary investments in renewable technologies for delivering the EU Climate & Energy objectives. This means providing clear information on timeline, volumes and budget of the pipeline of renewable energy installations. It also means overcoming barriers to renewable energy deployment such as long and complex permitting processes that today represent the biggest bottlenecks to wind and other renewable energy installations. It means planning ahead how to electrify with renewables buildings, industrial processes, and the transport sector.
The Renewable Energy Directive will be critical to delivering on the EU’s climate and energy targets and should reflect the increased ambition on greenhouse gas emissions reductions to 2030.
Check our key asks for a revision of the Directive that supports the 55% GHG emission reduction target by 2030.
Read the position paper