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The European Union’s ability to shape and stimulate the Energy Sector has matured since the previous energy directives and the energy and climate objectives set for 2020. With the Clean Energy for All Europeans package adopted by the Commission last November, the Energy policies and goals are revised in an ambitious way to match the accelerated progress and technological development made in recent past. The European Commission is well aware that the current framework needs to be more ambitious to further develop renewable energy sources beyond 2020 and integrate their growing share in the energy sector. It also sets the objective of achieving global leadership in renewable energies. Therefore, as part of its package, the Commission put forwards a regulatory framework to support the development of renewables and proposed a binding renewable target at EU-level of at least 27% by 2030. By 2030, it is estimated that 50% of the EU electricity will be generated by variable renewables…

TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • Achieving European Global Leadership in Renewable Energy
    Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner Climate Action & Energy, European Commission
  • Ambitious targets for a carbon-free EU
    José Blanco Lopez, MEP (S&D), Rapporteur for the directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources, Member of the ITRE Committee
  • Stronger Together: strong, transparent, multi-layer governance to incorporate the Paris Agreement into EU lawr
    Claude Turmes, MEP (Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance), Member of the ITRE Committee
  • Renewable energies: the best competitive option
    Dominique Ristori, Director-General DG Energy, European Commission
  • Renewables and gas: the perfect match for low carbon electricity in Europe
    Philippe Sauquet, President Gas, Renewables and Power, Total
  • Accelerating clean Energy Innovation
    Jerzy Buzek, MEP (EPP Group), Chair of the ITRE Committee
  • Obsession with targets, resistance against liberalisation
    Hans-Olaf Henkel, MEP (European Conservatives and Reformists Group), Vice-Chair of the ITRE Committee
  • Clean electricity as a key element of the EU climate strategy
    Ignacio S. Galán, Chairman & CEO of Iberdrola
  • Financing the Energy Transition
    Seán Kelly, MEP (EPP Group) Member of the ITRE Committee
  • Why European buildings hold the key to sustainability
    Bendt Bendtsen, MEP (EPP Group) – Rapporteur for the revision of the Directive for Energy Performance of Buildings, Member of the ITRE Committee
  • Public Funding for More Energy Efficient Cities
    Holger Matthäus, President, Senator for Buildings and Environment, City of Rostock, Germany
  • Renewable future in the energy sector: myths and reality
    David Berman, Head of Group Public Affairs, Veolia
  • Sustainable Investment in Renewable Energy
    Patrizia Toia, MEP (S&D Group) Vice-Chair of the ITRE Committee
  • New renewable energy rules should opt for gradual moves on biofuels
    Giuseppe Ricci, Chief Refining & Marketing Officer, Eni
  • The transition to a renewable based Energy Union
    Pilar Del Castillo, MEP (EPP Group) Member of the ITRE Committee
  • Smart Energy for Europe: it’s all about the interaction
    Frauke Thies, Executive Director, Smart Energy Europe
  • Energy Transition: No new leadership without territorial partnerships
    Eckart Würzner, Mayor of Heidelberg and President of Energy Cities
  • How citizens can take ownership of the energy transition
    Monique Goyens, Director General of the European Consumer Organisation
  • Paving the way for more renewables in Europe
    Kristian RUBY, Secretary General, Union of the Electricity Industry – EURELECTRIC
  • The missing link. 750 000 mercury thermometers and the renewable energy
    Dario Tamburrano, MEP (EFDD Group) Member of the ITRE Committee
  • Flexibility for smart distribution grids: key to achieving the energy transition
    Christian Buchel, Chair of EDSO for Smart Grids and Deputy-CEO, Chief Digital & International Officer (CDIO), of Enedis, EDSO for Smart Grids
  • Fuel switch to renewables in the heating sector
    Philippe Dumas, SECRETARY GENERAL of European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC)
  • Financing Clean Energy as boon to the Economy
    Fredrick Federley, MEP, (ALDE Group), Member of the ITRE Committee
  • Regulators please be brave
    Bertrand Piccard, Initiator and Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation