At the end of 2016, the European Commission will present a comprehensive package of proposals for EU Directives and Regulations on the 2030 EU climate and energy framework. New EU rules for renewable energies will be a core component of the package. These rules are expected to include requirements on national renewable energy frameworks, mechanisms for determining the appropriate level of support to renewables, rules on access to the grid, an improved power market design or further developed state aid measures. A further important aspect are mechanisms for reducing the cost of capital for investments into renewable energy.
Based on a systematic analysis of the main energy, economic and financial challenges to the further development of renewable energies in Europe, the project will elaborate pragmatic and practical ideas for further developing the EU framework on renewable energies.
These ideas will be presented at the appropriate time primarily in Brussels and fed into the ongoing EU-level legislative process.