Extracts from the press conference by Günther Oettinger on the Renewable Energy Strategy Paper
On 6 June 2012, Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Energy, gave a press conference on the Renewable Energy Strategy Paper in Brussels.
The European Union is committed to achieving a 20% share of renewable energy by 2020. This goal can be reached only in a cost-efficient manner if all policies currently in place are implemented across all Member States and if support schemes converge. In the Communication, the Commission is therefore calling for a more coordinated European approach in the establishment and reform of support schemes and an increased use of renewable energy trading among Member States. Moreover, the fact that investors need regulatory certainty makes crucial to start discussing the future and building a solid framework beyond 2020. SHOTLISTLINKLINK