Renewables sector sets out vision for new EU law

Erec says priority is rapid adoption and implementation of new targets; urges support criteria, strict penalties

Europe's renewable energy industry has set out its demands for forthcoming European commission proposals for EU legislation to promote renewable energy. In a new position paper the European renewable energy council (Erec) says the priority is the rapid adoption and implementation of the legislation.

In December the commission will propose national renewable energy consumption targets calculated to reach an overall EU goal of 20 per cent by 2020 (EED 15/08/07). It now looks likely to propose differentiated targets based on national potential, despite calls from the wind energy industry for a uniform rise in consumption across all EU states (EED 01/08/07).

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