Renewable Energy

Renewable energies will play a major role in tackling climate change and can provide Europe with affordable and secure energy

Renewable energies will play a major role in tackling climate change and can provide Europe with affordable and secure energy.

Renewable energies:

  • produce far fewer greenhouse-gas emissions than fossil fuels
  • are widely available domestically in Europe
  • naturally replenish and do not deplete

Renewable energies are cheaper than ever now due to changes in technology, mass production and market competition.

Challenges for renewable energy

However, a major challenge in the use of renewable energy use is their fluctuating behaviour - the sun does not always shine and the wind does not always blow.

Technological solutions are needed to accurately predict production and manage renewable energy contribution to the energy system, without affecting reliability.

Renewable energy research and innovation

The research and innovation energy strategy is to support renewable technologies becoming more cost efficient, more predictable and more easily integrated into the energy system.

It aims to improve renewable energy technologies for deployment in all the main sectors that consume energy: electricity generation, heating and cooling of buildings, transport.