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Renewable energy

Public consultation

Consultation period

From  06/12/2011  to  07/02/2012

Policy field(s)

Renewable Energy

Target group(s)

Public authorities, Member States authorities, private organisations, industry associations, SMEs, citizens, consumer organisations, trade unions, NGOs, environmental organisations, Consultancies.

Objective of the consultation

The legislative framework as regards renewable energy is laid down in the Renewable Energy Directive which sets an obligatory target of 20% renewable energy in final energy consumption as well as a 10% target in transport for 2020. Given the long-term perspective of investors it is necessary already now to look beyond that year. Against the background of the EU's ambition to move towards a reduction of 80-95% of GHG emissions in a 2050 perspective, it is clear that a further strong growth in renewables will be needed beyond the 2020 targets. 

This public consultation has the aim of soliciting the view of interested parties to assess in how far the orientations of the current policy framework remain valid in the medium term - i.e. until 2030. Interested parties are requested to consider the specific questions addressed in the consultation document.

How to submit your contribution

Information on online questionnaires

You are invited to reply to this public consultation by answering the online questionnaire.

Please, submit your response to this public consultation by 7 February 2012 at the latest.

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with. Non-registered organisation responses will be published separately.

Contact details

Questions regarding the consultation can be addressed to the below contact details

Responsible service : ENER.C.1 - Renewables and CCS Policy


Postal address :

European Commission
DG Energy - ENER.C.1.
'Renewables and CCS Policy'
Rue De Mot 24-26
B-1049 Bruxelles

Number of responses received to this consultation

Not yet available.