The towards2030-dialogue project has come to an end, and we gratefully acknowledge the proactive participation of stakeholders at various events and meetings.
The Towards2030-dialogue articles for Special Journal Edition are now available online at the "Energy and Environment" Journal Webpage!
The new Towards2030-dialogue report is now online!
The 2nd Regional Workshop of Towards2030-dialogue will be held on the 24 - 25 October 2016 in Athens at NTUA premises.
Read & Download now the newly published Towards2030-dialogue Report: Phasing out economic support to mature renewables?
The Towards2030 - dialogue Special Issue “Renewable Energy Policy Dialogue towards 2030” is published in the journal “Energy and Environment”.
Given the political importance of Renewable Energy Sources (RES), which is also reflected in the public debate on energy, this Issue Paper focuses on the fulfilment of the 2030 renewable energy target, while taking into account the overall framework of EU governance on energy and climate.
As stated in a previous issue paper of the towards2030‐dialogue project, public benchmarks of how the EU target could be broken down into individual contributions are a useful starting point for the pledging process.
Both EU and national policymakers face a difficult task: how to support renewable electricity deployment successfully in the short and medium terms and, in particular, in a 2030 horizon.
As the share of intermittent RES increases significantly, their deployment challenges the operation of power systems, and impacts the role played by electricity markets that have not been designed to handle the features of intermittent RES (variable output, low predictable output, location, development driven by support mechanisms).