CAN Europe Publications on:

Renewable Energy

  • CAN Europe submissions to consultations on the Ten Year Network Development Plan 2020

    21.12.2020 | Submissions to Consultations

    CAN Europe submitted its feedback to the public consultation of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) and Gas (ENTSOG) on their Ten Year Network Development Plans (TYNDP) 2020 for electricity and for gas.

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  • A net-zero EU is possible: Findings from NGOs’ Paris Agreement Compatible energy scenario

    09.12.2020 | Reports & Briefs

    The current health crisis has taught us an important lesson: building resilience is the most efficient solution to protect us from global threats – even when they might appear distant. What is evident for health crisis is also valid for climate and energy. The sooner we prepare, the smaller the damage.

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  • It’s time to turn the tide and boost offshore renewable energy in clean and healthy oceans

    19.11.2020 | Press Releases

    Climate Action Network Europe supports the European Commission’s ambition to boost the share of renewables in our energy consumption, looking at significantly increasing the offshore renewable energy share with its Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy. A substantial increase of offshore wind can be achieved, while preserving our seas and oceans and respecting the marine

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  • More offshore renewable energy needed to reach climate neutrality

    16.11.2020 | Press Releases


    The European Commission is expected to unveil its Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy this Thursday 19 November, laying down the sector’s specific contribution to reaching EU’s climate and energy targets.

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  • Policy briefing on the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT)

    02.11.2020 | Reports & Briefs

    The Energy Charter Treaty is an international agreement that protects foreign investors in the energy sector and allows them to challenge state measures in Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS). The treaty is incompatible with the EU’s climate commitments and the current modernisation process will not fix this, as the necessary reforms are either opposed by other contracting parties or not being discussed. 

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  • Letter to MEPs on offshore renewable energy development and its impact on the fishing sector

    27.10.2020 | Letters to Policy Makers

    In view of the discussions on the own-initiative report “The impact on the fishing sector of offshore wind farms and other renewable energy systems” (2019/2158(INI)) in the parliament, we would like to present our views on this topic. Climate change hits our ocean and seas strongly. The rising concentration of greenhouse gas emissions is having a double impact on our ocean and seas: it is driving up water temperatures and causing acidification, which interact to the detriment

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  • Renewables 2020 Global Status Report: Europe can still do better

    16.06.2020 | Press Releases

    At the global level, growth in renewable power has been strong over the past five years, overpassing all the other fuels in growth and competitiveness. Globally, too little is happening in heating, cooling and transport where the barriers are still nearly the same as ten years ago. As for Europe, while the share of renewable energy keeps increasing, investments have fallen yet again by 4% since 2018, according to REN21’s Renewables 2020 Global Status Report (GSR), released

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  • As financing dries up for planned 1GW Ostroleka C coal plant, Polish utilities should cancel the project in favour of renewables, not gas

    20.05.2020 | Press Releases

    Poland's largest oil refiner, PKN Orlen, declared its preliminary readiness for direct financial involvement in the construction of the 1GW Ostroleka-C coal power project only if it is converted into a gas unit(1). The announcement by PKN Orlen, which only last month acquired EnergaSa - one of the companies behind the Ostroleka C projecr(2), means that Poland's troubled new coal project will not come to life. However, smart money is on renewables, not fossil gas.

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  • Renewables’ upward trend continues, but slow-down in progress must be fixed

    23.01.2020 | Press Releases

    Eurostat published today the latest trends on renewable energy sources. Despite continued progress in the share of renewables in the EU’s energy consumption, the pace of growth is slowing down. Therefore, EU countries can and must do more to achieve ambitious energy and climate targets for 2030.

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  • Submission to the grid operators' consultation on the TYNDP 2020 scenarios

    20.01.2020 | Submissions to Consultations

    CAN Europe responded to the European transmission grid operators’ consultation on the scenarios of their Ten Year Network Development Plan 2020.

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  • EU energy ministers must phase out fossil gas and improve their 2030 plans

    04.12.2019 | Press Releases

    Today, EU energy ministers have discussed sector integration as well as the state of play of the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). Continued reliance on fossil gas and the fact that the plans are still falling short of climate ambition flies in the face of the European Parliament acting “Climate Emergency” last week.

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  • New report calls on EU countries to ramp up their 2030 energy and climate plans

    27.11.2019 | Press Releases

    By the end of the year, EU countries will have to submit their final National Energy and Climate Plans to present how they will contribute to the EU’s 2030 climate and energy targets. A new report released today indicates how much progress has been made since the European Commission published its recommendations on each Member State’s draft NECP. Despite some improvements, Member States need to do more in the next month to ensure that they at least meet the EU’s 2030 objectives, let

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  • New report on draft NECPs progress: the clock is ticking!

    27.11.2019 | Reports & Briefs

    The report “The clock is ticking: Insights into progress made by Member States so far in improving their draft NECPs” sheds light on the progress Member States have made until now with improving their draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). This includes the extent to which they have implemented the European Commission’s recommendations issued in June this year, and whether they plan to go beyond those.

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  • Faster energy transition needed, new report says

    31.10.2019 | Press Releases

    Latest climate and energy preliminary data published today by the European Environment Agency show that greenhouse gas emissions have decreased in the EU from 2017 to 2018, but that progress in renewable energy share and energy efficiency is clearly too slow.

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  • Member States must urgently increase ambition on renewables

    24.10.2019 | Press Releases

    Today EU employment and social policy ministers adopted underwhelming conclusions of ECA’s latest report on the state of play in renewables progress, without committing to concrete actions to revive the boom of renewable energy.

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  • Kadri Simson unclear about the need for higher energy targets

    03.10.2019 | Press Releases

    During her hearing in front of the European Parliament today, Kadri Simson, Estonian commissioner-designate for energy focused on the implementation of the current, weak renewable energy and energy efficiency targets.
    She was however very unclear on the need to raise them in order to contribute to higher climate ambition, and her support for fossil gas shows she still needs to find her way towards the clean energy transition.

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  • Climate Defenders or Dinosaurs in Disguise?

    29.09.2019 | Reports & Briefs

    The hearings of Commissioner candidates in front of the European Parliament from 30 September to 8 October will test the climate credentials of the new Commission.

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  • Climate Defenders or Dinosaurs in Disguise?

    27.09.2019 | Press Releases

    Media briefing on the Commissioner candidates’ tasks and views on climate

    The hearings of Commissioner candidates in front of the European Parliament from 30 September to 8 October will test the climate credentials of the new Commission.

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  • EU energy ministers have three months left to improve their 2030 climate plans

    24.09.2019 | Press Releases

    Today the Energy Council gathering EU energy ministers has discussed the state of play of the draft national energy and climate plans for 2030. Current drafts are still falling short of ambitious climate action, and EU Member States have until the end of the year to bridge current gaps.

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  • Climate Urgency Plan for the EU

    13.09.2019 | CAN Europe Positions

    Faced with the existential threat of devastating climate change impacts, CAN Europe expects the EU, its institutions and all Member States, to prioritise urgent action addressing the climate emergency with the aim of implementing the Paris Agreement's ambition to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C.

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Veerle Dossche
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