Interview: Eurelectric head on why permitting delays could derail the energy transition

Speaking to ENDS Europe, Eurelectric secretary-general Kristian Ruby argues that the massive roll-out of wind and solar implied by EU climate targets will require an accommodation between EU energy policy and nature protection rules. The one-time advisor to former EU climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard, Ruby also says that Spain’s “illegal” response to rising energy prices is a knee-jerk reaction that could slow the roll-out of renewables, and that a stable policy environment is needed to provide the investment signals needed in sectors such as electricity storage.

by Robert Hodgson
Ruby: “The industry is ready and committed, and excited about [net zero], but we’re facing some critical obstacles to realise this ambition.” Photo: Eurelectric
Ruby: “The industry is ready and committed, and excited about [net zero], but we’re facing some critical obstacles to realise this ambition.” Photo: Eurelectric

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