EUREC, has issued a joint statement together with other European associations on a binding renewable energy target for Europe.
In October 2014, 28 EU Heads of State agreed that a binding target for renewables should be set at EU level to meet their collective climate and energy ambition. Since then, the European Parliament has consistently backed a binding renewable energy target for 2030, most recently in June 2016.
The post-2020 renewable energy directive must act as a spine for the renewable energy target and hold Member States to account.
Mere reporting by the Member States, while an important part of the governanceof the Energy Union, will not ensure delivery of the target.
The upcoming renewable energy package must include:
- National renewable energy benchmarks to ensure a fair and transparent delivery of the target;
- Measures to incentivise Member States to define ambitious renewable energy contributions to the target; and
- Measure to be activated in case the Member States fail to collectively deliver the target.
Besides EUREC, the associations signing thestatement were AEBIOM, EGEC, EHPA, EREF, ESTELA, ESTIF, Ocean Energy Europe, Wind Europe and Solar Power Europe.