Sustainable Energy

This webinar will discuss the European Commission’s Proposal for a Directive on the Promotion of the Use of Energy from Renewable Sources. The webinar starts with a briefing on the proposal, following by a discussion on its strong and weak points.

Indicative list of discussion points (other points may arise depending on participants):

  • Cross-border transfer of guarantees of origin (GoO)
    • how to implement this within EU in a practical manner?
    • opportunities created by GoO trade
    • does the proposal impose too many barriers?
    • effect of GoO import from outside the EU on security of supply
    • how to internalise the costs of network reinforcement?
  • Discrimination between renewable technologies
    • will market-driven schemes promote only the most efficient technologies available today?
  • Is the need for training & certification schemes of technologies and actors sufficiently addressed?
  • Why is the potential to introduce renewable energy into transport through hybrid and electric vehicles forgotten?
  • What are the limits to priority access and dispatch priority?
  • Are the provisions for licencing new renewable plants and their interconnection sufficient?

Practical information

The webinar takes place on Friday, February 22 from 12h30 to 13h30 (Brussels time).

The event will use the Adobe Connect webconferencing system that allows you to join the event at the single click of a button. At the time of the event, simply click to enter the webinar room and simply enter your name. No plug-in is required. Sound is over the internet, you you will need a headphone to participate (or a microphone and speakers in a private room).

Background information

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