Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP), an organisation representing the interests of the energy companies from Central Europe, welcomes the possibility to provide feedback to the Commission’s Inception Impact Assessment on the revision of the RED II. CEEP believes that cost-effective decarbonisation is essential to guarantee that Europe achieves a strong position in renewables and that it remains competitive in the global market. However, an effective transition requires balance between the needs of the industry and the society. To make the energy transition a European success, the constraints of Member States have to be reflected in the new legislative framework of the EU.
CEEP suggests the following policy recommendations which could facilitate an effective deployment of RES to meet the EU long-term climate and energy commitments:
- Recognise that Member States significantly differ in terms of their energy mix and economic potential
- Ensure appropriate financial support in achieving ambitious renewables targets
- Ensure deployment of new technologies investments
- Guarantee the security of energy supply
- Achieve technology neutrality
- Recognise the need of precise definitions of decarbonised gases
Read our full response to the European Commission consultation here.