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Update on renewables & EU energy policy Florian Ermacora DG ENERGY.

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1 Update on renewables & EU energy policy Florian Ermacora DG ENERGY

2 Three overarching objectives of EU energy policy

3 The renewables directive: targets and supportive regulatory framework Renewable sources accounted for 13% of the EU's energy consumption in 2011 Source: Eurostat

4 blue – planned trend in EU renewable energy to reach 2020 targets red dotted – estimated trend in EU renewable policy with current policies Progress report conclusion: current renewables policies: OK, but…

5 Assessing the need for "public intervention" 1- specific problem and market failure Assess reflecting on wider political and regulatory framework 2- interrelationships of measures & policies Holistic, coordinated (inc. EU) not contradictory & national 3- evaluate alternatives European framework, competitive market-solutions Proportionate, time limited, non discriminatory, transparent…

6 Next…. Guidance on making renewables' support more cost effective and compatible with the internal energy market. Concurrent discussions on state aid guidelines. Feeds into Commission's reflections on 2030 energy policy…

7 Proposals for the 2030 framework for climate and energy policies 2050 Roadmaps 2030 Green Paper 2011March 2013By end Green Paper: The 2030 framework will build on the 2050 Roadmaps - Concrete proposals by the end of 2013 On-going discussions with Member States, EU institutions and stakeholders

8 Thank you for your attention Florian Ermacora DG ENERGY


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