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The Campaign for Take-Off (1999-2003) and the Campaign for Sustainable Energy (2004-2007)

"RE Campaign for Take-Off: Sharing Skills and Achievements" September 2004
This new publication gives an overview of the main features and best performances achieved during the 1999-2003 period of implementation of the Campaign  
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 The European Commission adopted in November 2000 the Green Paper ‘Towards a European Strategy for the Security of Energy Supply’ and in December 1997 a White Paper ‘Energy for the Future: Renewable Sources of Energy’. Based on this background, the Commission intents to foster the market penetration of renewable energies by implementing regulatory measures, providing support and promotional programmes. A key initiative amongst the promotional measures was the Campaign for Take-Off for Renewable Energies. Created in 1999, and running through until the end of 2003, it was designed to support the strategy for renewable energy as a whole. Focusing on certain key sectors, the Campaign for Take-Off set out a framework for action to highlight investment opportunities and attract the necessary private funding which is expected to make up the lion’s share of the capital required. The Campaign sought to encourage public spending to focus on the key sectors, and, in the process, to complement a trigger private investment. The Campaign was a highly visible vehicle, involving key sectors (solar, wind energy and biomass), for the drive towards a significant increase in renewables use and penetration, to spread best-practise and to raise critical awareness of decision makers at local, regional, national and European level.

More information on The Campaign for Take-Off and the Catalogues of Best Practice

The Official Closing of the Campaign for Take-Off was celebrated during the European Conference for Renewable Energy 'Intelligent Policy Options' . The first Conference Day was dedicated to the Campaign, presenting lighthouse initiative in European regions, cities, municipalities and islands and debating on the future features of an extended successor initiative

The successor initiative: Campaign for Sustainable Energy (2004-2007)

The Renewable Energy Campaign for Take-Off will evolve and pave the way for a new initiative starting in mid-2004. The new Campaign for Sustainable Energy will embrace both energy efficiency and renewable energy. It will provide for indicative sectoral targets, an extended series of promotional tools and will allow Partners to join the common effort of implementing programmes and initiatives in Europe and beyond.

For more information on Renewable Energy Partnerships



last update: 16-07-2008