This week the European Commission will launch the biggest shakeup in clean energy legislation and electricity market rules in a decade. It’s being dubbed the ‘Clean Energy For All’ package, following commitments to place consumers at the heart of the Energy Union, to drive a step-change in energy efficiency and to reinstate the EU as ‘number one in renewables’.
But will the package live up to its billing? How should success be judged? To help steer through the complexity of the 1000+ page ‘jumbo package’, we’ve produced a printable tick list of what to look out for on clean energy, and important traps to avoid.
E3G has also launched a series of papers showing what the transition can look like in practice. Together with RAP and Client Earth, we’ve mapped out examples of how the “Energy Efficiency First” principle is already being applied in Europe. We’ve partnered with RE100 to set out how to harness the potential of progressive energy consumers, including corporate buyers of renewable electricity.
Finally, a new E3G paper based on Imperial College London modelling shows that investment in power system flexibility is a no regrets way forward – and even accounting for ‘system integration costs’, a renewables-heavy system is likely to be cheaper than the alternatives.
Thanks for reading,
Jonathan Gaventa, Director