Higher ambitions for Renewable Energy Directive – Climate Alliance co-signs open letter

Together with nine other stakeholders and city networks, Climate Alliance now co-signed an open letter to the Frans Timmermanns, Vice President of the EU Commission, and Kadri Simson, European Comissioner for Energy. The occasion for the letter is the publication of the “Fit for 55” legislative package by the EU Commission. It provides for a revision of the legislative framework of EU climate policy and therefore also includes a revision of the EU Renewable Energy Directive.

The letters calls for higher ambitions with regards to the Renewable Energy Directive (RED):

  1. Higher renewable energy target
  2. National binding targets
  3. Keeping the RED for renewable energies

Renewable energies play an important role in the transformation process. In order to limit climate change, more ambitious climate and energy targets are necessary. With this letter, key actors in Europe are calling upon the EU Comission for more ambition and emphasising key elements for a solid policy framework to increase the use of renewable energy in the future. 

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