Renewable Energy (Communication)

According to the Commission, Member States can reach their target for the development of renewable energy by 2020. To this end, the Commission calls for a “greater convergence” of national support schemes in the EU and an increased cooperation among Member States and with third countries. Moreover, networks should be further developed, interconnected at cross-border level and modernised.


The Commission is right in calling upon Member States to reinforce international co-operations so as to ensure that the development of renewable energy is carried out cost-efficiently where there is the best possible energy yield. Both the national and cross-border development of energy infrastructure is absolutely indispensable for an efficient energy supply.