Study on extending the deployment of renewable energy in the EU

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Study on the impact assessment for a new Directive mainstreaming deployment of renewable energy and ensuring that the EU meets its 2030 renewable energy target - Mainstreaming RES



A new study funded by the EC explores policy options for increasing the deployment of renewable energy in Europe between now and 2030. The study addresses ways of generating long term funding for renewable projects across all sectors. It examines options for increasing the use of renewable energy in the transport sector and in the heating and cooling sector, in particular through obligations for suppliers. These would include requiring them to obtain a certain proportion of the energy they provide from renewable sources.


The study investigates measures aimed at ensuring more European citizens participate in the transition to clean energy, especially through the development of renewable energy communities. In these communities, people generate and consume renewable energy for themselves. The study also considers options for increasing regional cooperation between EU countries in the area of renewable energy. It also proposes other actions to ensure that the EU reaches its overall target of at least 27% renewable energy by 2030.


This study provided input to the Impact Assessment supporting the legislative proposal for a recast of the Renewable Energy Directive, which is part of the Commission's "Clean Energy for All Europeans" package.



To download the document, please visit the relevant DG Energy webpage at the link below.