Contact:Gustav Resch
Project Team:Lukas Liebmann, André Ortner, Christian Panzer
Jul 2012
36 months
With the Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (Directive 2009/28/CD), referred to as the RES Directive, the European Union has a stable legislative framework for the implementation of the binding 2020 RES targets. It is clear that the objective of at least 20% renewable energy in final energy consumption by 2020 will only be reached through joint actions between the public & the private sector as well as the development of integrated approaches fostering increased energy efficiency and renewable energy uptake.

Progress towards reaching the 2020 target needs to be carefully monitored in order to ensure that actual development is not lagging behind the trajectory outlined in the RES Directive and that identified barriers to RES development such as permitting procedures, grid access etc. are removed. In continuation of the REPAP2020 project (Renewable Energy Policy Action Paving the Way towards 2020, ) which ended in September 2011 and which aimed at facilitating the implementation process of the RES Directive at national level, the proposal Keep-on-track! will continue the work started by REPAP2020. It will provide policy recommendations based on up-to-date market data, thereby ensuring that Europe stays on track for reaching its 2020 objectives.

Keep-on-track! will provide a platform for discussion and dialogue among different market actors such as European and national renewable energy industry associations, the energy efficiency sector, national and EU Parliamentarians as well as the scientific community. It will provide a close-to-market monitoring of the fulfilment of the RES trajectory for each of the 27 EU Member States based on existing statistical data. The project aims at providing early warnings in case a Member State is lagging behind its trajectory and does not manage to overcome identified barriers for RES deployment. In this case Keep-on-track! will suggest solutions how to compensate any possible delay encountered.

last update: 2012-12-20

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