Europex response to the review of RED II on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources

Brussels, 9 February 2021 | Europex welcomes this opportunity to contribute to the Commission consultation of the Review of RED II on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources. In this paper we extract critical points raised in the consultation questionnaire that underpin the need to modify RED II and explain how such a review will support the integration of renewable energy sources while minimising unnecessary market distortions. RED II needs to be modified to align it with the clear market-based approach taken by the Electricity Regulation and Directive and with the cost-efficient decarbonisation objectives of the
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Categories: Consultation Responses.

Public Consultation for the Revision of the Guidelines on State aid for Environmental protection and Energy 2014-2020 (EEAG)

Brussels, 7 January 2021 | Europex recognises the need to review the EEAG guidelines in the context of the European Green Deal initiatives and the objective of achieving climate neutrality by 2050. The revised guidelines should build on the clear market design framework as set out in the Clean Energy Package and take particular care to avoid undue distortions of competition in the Internal Energy Market. Despite the high fixed cost structure of renewables as well as the need for predictable revenue streams, market-based remuneration of renewables in the energy market offers the most cost-efficient way of achieving decarbonisation, especially
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Europex Feedback to the Amendment of the EU Emissions Trading System Inception Impact Assessment

Brussels, 26 November 2020 | Europex welcomes the Commission’s initiative to review the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) to align it with the increased decarbonisation climate targets for 2030 and net zero by 2050. The emissions and energy markets will be key in delivering on Europe’s climate ambitions and scaling up innovative low-carbon technologies as well as renewable energy sources for electricity (RES). As Europe’s most successful policy to combat climate change, the EU ETS is the right tool to incentivise emissions reductions where they are most efficient and to promote investments in clean technologies, providing consistent carbon pricing
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Moving towards full market integration of renewables – the most cost-efficient way to decarbonise the energy sector

Brussels, 20 November 2020 | Significant deployment of renewable energy sources (RES) is required to achieve the EU 2050 net zero target proposed in the Green Deal as well as the raised ambition of the EU 2030 targets. The recently published EU Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy sets out the scale of the challenge, estimating that an installed capacity of at least 300 GW of offshore wind alone will be needed by 2050. Energy markets will be vital to help achieve this scale-up at an acceptable cost. Despite the high fixed cost structure of renewables as well as the need for
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