Renewable Energy in the EU

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EU rules on support for renewable energy sources have been comprehensively reformed for the period 2021-2030. cep has assessed the individual measures in an Input.

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In cep’s view, state support for renewable energy (RES-support) is not - by contrast with emissions trading – a targeted or cost-effective way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Even after 2020, Member States are allowed too much scope for developing inefficient RES-support schemes which will stifle EU-wide competition for the best locations and technologies for generating RES-electricity.