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1 CANES WP 1 EU policy development - renewable energy policy Måns Nilsson, Policy & Institutions Programme, Stockholm Environment Institute Lars J Nilsson and Karin Ericsson, IMES, Lunds Tekniska Högskola

2 What we set out to find out What are the major European policy developments in the promotion of renewable sources of energy (RES-E) and what are its intended effects on different industries, countries, and environmental performance? To what extent has past and historical patterns of policy development framed, shaped or influenced RES-E policy? What interest groups, EC organizations, Member States or other powers have been the most influential in shaping the recent policy development and through what means? What does past and current influences and patterns of policy development suggest in terms of future European RES-E policy?

3 Theoretical basis Basis for prediction Plausible mechanisms Heuristic aid to define variables and factors An overall perspective on policy change

4 Organizational fields –Dynamic relations within and between organizational actors –Mechanisms from internal and external factors explaining public policy change –Field dynamics: organizations within fields start to resemble each other Norms Knowledge Energy Production Field Industrial User Field Infrastructure Field Internal Market Field Rules Knowledge Rules Norms Org. relations

5 Advocacy Coalitions A1 A2 A3 A5 A4 –Policy actors held together by common core beliefs –Engaging strategically in decision making to get support for their view –Policy learning major mechanism of long term change –Dominant coalitions determine policy in short term

6 Garbage-can / stream decision making Problems, solutions and politics in parallel streams Windows of opportunity emerge largely unpredictable as streams converge

7 EU-15 CO2-utsläpp 2010 Source: EC DG-ENVIRONMENT

8 The Road Ahead Europeiska Rådet, mars 2007, två mål sattes: 1.20% minskning av GHG till 2020 – eller 30% beroende på andra länder 2.20% andel förnybar energi i EUs energianvändning 2020 Kommissionens paketet framlades 23 januari 2008: ”Det mest omfattande policyförslaget i Europas historia” Rådsbeslut Mars 2009 COP i Köpenhamn December 2009

9 Ökat tryck på förnybar energi –10% biobränslen i transporter –Bindande nationella mål mot 20% –Certifikatsystem över hela EU (”GOs”)

10 AT -16.0% 34% BE -15.0% 13% BG 20.0% 16% CY -5.0% 13% CZ 9.0% 13% DK -20.0% 30% EE 11.0% 25% FI -16.0% 38% FR -14.0% 23% DE -14.0% 18% EL -4.0% 18% HU 10.0% 13% IE -20.0% 16% IT -13.0% 17% LV 17.0% 42% LT 15.0% 23% LU -20.0% 11% MT 5.0% 10% NL -16.0% 14% PL 14.0% 15% PT 1.0% 31% RO 19.0% 24% SK 13.0% 14% SI 4.0% 25% ES -10.0% 20% SE -17.0% 49% UK -16.0% 15% RES-E 2008: Reduction targets and share of renewables in energy use

11 Target levels for EU Member States – closely linked to their GDP

12 Renewables target relative to existing capacity – and traded volume if all Member States deliver the same target level

13 Four linked political dynamics that will shape RES-E policy development in the future /preliminary/

14 1. The Policy Window “The historical importance and chance to be taken” 2005: Energy leaps from environmental minister to Head of State level –Climate Change –Russia – Ukraine Backlashes inevitable (eg biofuels)

15 2. New configuration of interests A) Fields are breaking up? First producers and industrial consumers block (against regulators) has broken up (1990s) Second, major industry branches like power industry or WWF (in a sense) breaking up Third, sectors breaking up, with for instance Nordic pulp and paper having different interests from the southern European industries. Or German power producers having different interests from Nordic ones?

16 B) New and future coalition formations The game is dynamic and unpredictable, alliances forming and reforming across previous enemy lines etc. Multilevel actions and interactions: COM, MS; INDUSTRY, MEP – all intricately linked and also shaping and reshaping alliances in only partly predictable ways Does the resistance against GO (such as Germany) also coincide with resistance against unbundling? Are there alliances that are more coherent than we first might think. Spain, France, Germany, Austria on one end and Sweden, Denmark, Belgium etc on the other?

17 3. The battle between national interest and internal market Handling of incompatible support systems –Feed in tariffs i 18 MS – quota systems in 7 MS –Internal market and Guarantees of Origin Dominance of the national state interest vs the internal market ( in this round)... TREN is navigating towards protection of national interests – strong countries aligning BUT! Unlikely to be persistent in the long run…

18 Incompatible with internal market? Certificate /quota systems –Sverige –Belgien –Storbrittannien –Italien –Lettland –Polen –Rumänien Feed-in tariffs –Österrike –Denmark –Estland –Frankrike –Tyskland –Grekland –Ungern –Irland –Litauen –Luxemburg –Nederländerna –Portugal –Slovakien –Slovenien –Spanien

19 4. Uncertainty and conflict in bioenergy supply Environmental movements divided Food crisis and land competition Incompatible with resource constraints? –Biofuels targets likely to lose ground –Sustainability criteria likely to gain ground Links to CAP developments –Effects from renewable energy on land use and specifically bioenergy from agriculture

20 5. Other future issues: domestic Political leadership globally and EU –What will Merkel and Sarkozy do? –What happens in Great Britain? New revenues – how to spend it –ETS II: Billion Euros per year –Whose money is it? –Climate-adapted development aid or innovation support to European industry? Technology shifting / innovation systems –The whip is in place but where are the carrots?

21 5. Other future issues: foreign EU coordinating infrastructure and policy instruments w neighbours Southern technical cooperation Russia – a starting point for the new energy policy, supply security, fossil gas interest? Relation to oil countries Energy trade regulated under WTO Border adjustments of taxes onto WTO agenda Integration of climate in development aid


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