DG ENER - New study underlines potential economic benefits of renewables for EU industry European Commission -
Study: Competitiveness of the renewable energy sector Investment in the renewables sector can provide major benefits in terms of the competitiveness of EU industry, as well as providing a major boost for jobs and growth, according to a new two-part study published today by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Energy.
Highlighting the significant economic contribution that renewables are already providing, the study identifies a number of potential solutions to bottlenecks and administrative hurdles that would provide an even greater boost to certain sectors.
Download the study HERE
EC JRC - Third international workshop of the Raw Materials Information System (RMIS) European Commission
Background Documents Third international workshop of the Raw Materials Information System (RMIS) Agenda & summary
- Study The Raw Materials Information System (RMIS) is a comprehensive online repository of information on policies, activities and data related to the European raw materials sector. It supports a series of European Commission initiatives which aim to tackle the pressure on valuable resources and their more efficient use to the benefit of EU's economies. The RMIS provides a structured repository of knowledge on non-energy-related raw materials. This includes links to data, methods, approaches and indicators related to the most relevant activities on raw materials in a European context and beyond. The RMIS thereby contributes to consolidating the EU raw materials knowledge base, and aims at strengthening the visibility and competitiveness of the EU raw materials sector, while promoting green and sustainable growth. Download
Interesting, industry-related study recently published by the European Committee of the Regions
In 2018, the EU has decided upon an climate and energy framework up to 2030. The aim is to have a clean, affordable and reliable energy system in Europe. To that end, greenhouse gas emissions are to decline by at least 40 percent below 1990 levels, renewables are to deliver 32 percent of our energy and efficiency is to improve by even 32.5 percent. But what do these targets really mean? How will Europe’s energy system look like in 2030? Which aspects of the transition are particularly important?
Against this background, Agora Energywende presents you this report as a basis to understand where we are heading in Europe. Full report HERE.
This report provides information about national long-term energy and climate policy priorities, indicates bottom- up recommendations on targets, priorities and actions for 2050 and sets recommendations for multi – level governance improvements in each project country.
This report starts with the description of the national energy planning, including the synopsis of the energy planning process and a description of the national policy plans for energy and climate in place for each country. Next, the report provides an overview of bottom-up recommendations on targets, priorities and actions for 2050 in four sectors: buildings & infrastructure sector, transport, agriculture and waste. The recommendations have been discussed and validated in three national roundtables held at each country level, with the participation of regional and national level stakeholders. Finally, the report provides recommendations for each project partner country regarding multi-level governance and collaboration models at sub-national levels in order to support ambitious long-term energy and climate targets.
Read the full report HERE