Renewable Energy Post-2021 (Directive)

The share of renewable energy in overall EU energy consumption is to increase to 27% by 2030. This is set out in the EU Commission’s Proposal for a Directive to promote energy from renewable sources (“renewables”) post-2021. In cep’s view, the Proposal allows Member States too much scope for developing inefficient and anti-competitive renewables support schemes.


In cep’s view, the Commission rightly calls for new plants producing renewables-based electricity not to be given a general priority dispatch. It is also right that support for existing renewables plants is not changed retrospectively.