Turning the EU's 2030 targets into a stable framework
One of the most eagerly awaited EU policy decisions this year are the headline targets for the 2030 Climate and Energy package that have been agreed by Member States at the October European Council. While it has proved arduous, setting these EU objectives is naturally just the first step: concrete measures will then be required to ensure successful implementation at Member States level.
This public debate hosted by EWEA will launch the discussion on how this EU target will be achieved, in particular examining the division of responsibilities between the Commission and the Member States.
Meeting long-term decarbonisation and renewable objectives requires a clear investment horizon for the power sector. EWEA has made concrete proposals for a post-2020 framework providing both flexibility to Member States and confidence to wind power investors. This proposal would require Member States to define enforceable renewable energy objectives early-on and the Commission to ensure Member states coordinate to meet the EU-wide target.
By holding this debate, EWEA aims to contribute to the establishment of an implementation procedure that will ensure a seamless transition from the current regime and ensure a cost-effective implementation of the 2030 targets.
|Photos from the debate||Summary video of the debate|
Watch the full video of the debate here:
Date: 18 November 2014
Time: 11.00 - 12.30 followed by lunch
Location: Stanhope Hotel, Rue du Commerce 9, Brussels European Quarter
Attendance was free of charge but registration was required.
|Kilian Gross, Acting head of Unit, Coordination Energy Policy, Directorate General for Energy, European Commission|
|Fredrick Federley, MEP, Committee of Industry, Research and Energy, Coordinator, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the European Parliament|
|Guy Lentz, Coordinator for EU and International Energy Affairs, Permanent Representation of Luxembourg to the European Union (2015 EU Presidency)|
|Hans ten Berge, Secretary General, Union of the Electricity Industry, EURELECTRIC|
|Thomas Becker, CEO, European Wind Energy Association, EWEA|
|Katrina Sichel, Independent journalist and professional moderator|
|Maciej Kolaczek, First Counsellor, Permanent Representation of Poland to the European Union|
For further details please contact:
Conference Programme Manager, EWEA
tel +32 2 213 1826