Towards 2030-dialogue project Issue Papers
The Project started in March 2014 and carried out under the Intelligent Energy – Europe programme. It intends to facilitate and guide the RES policy dialogue for the period towards 2030. This strategic initiative aims for an intense stakeholder dialogue that establishes a European vision of a joint future RES policy framework.
• How Can Renewables and Energy Efficiency Improve Gas Security in Selected Member States? / Borbála Tóth, Adrienn Selei, László Szabó, Péter Kaderják, Jaap Jansen, Piet Boonekamp, Bronia Ja-blonska, Gustav Resch, Lukas Liebmann, Mario Ragwitz, Sibylle Braungardt. October 2014, 14 p. (1st issue paper)
This fact-finding paper seeks to identify recent trends in natural gas use and import dependencies in twelve rather vulnerable EU Member States and to analyse the potential to reduce insecurity of external gas supplies of these countries in the short and longer term up to 2030. In doing so, the potential contribution of renewables and energy efficiency to reduce gas import dependency will be assessed.
• Implementing the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Framework – A Closer Look at Renewables and Opportunities for an Energy Union / Anne Held, Mario Ragwitz, Gustav Resch, Lukas Liebmann, Fabio Genoese, December 2014, 14 p.
The aim of the paper is to provide a first analysis of the need for dedicated support for reaching the renewables target, how to ensure a legally binding character of the EU-target in the absence of binding national commitments, and how to share the overall 27% target among individual entities, such as single EU member states or groups of EU member states.