This platform aims at connecting the relevant European, national, regional and local actors to facilitate the development of sound policies which ensure that the minimum 32% renewables target for 2030 is met while monitoring best practices and obstacles in policies at national and sub-national levels.
The Renewables Networking Platform project started on 1 March 2017 and will run until 28 February 2021.
2017 and 2018 are the years in which the energy future of Europe will be shaped. This project aims at ensuring a good and coherent development of renewable energy policies all around the EU. The project is funded and implemented with the support of the European Commission, DG ENERGY.
The platform is intended to include all levels, from the European, to the national, regional and local one and will cover all EU28 Member States .
The main objectives of the project are:
Objective 1: To create a renewables networking platform to encourage exchange between the institutions and the EU Member States and thereby ensure that the latter adopt appropriate measures for the EU to meet the 2030 renewable energy targets.
Objective 2: Support local and regional authorities in deploying renewables.
The renewables networking platform will be created through the organization of several events which will gather and connect European, national and regional policy makers, members of parliament, regulators, scientific experts, industrial and civil society representatives to discuss the development of sound RES policies. In addition, this platform will disseminate information on EU and national renewable energy policy and legislation and will analyse barriers and bottlenecks for RES development at local and regional level.
the European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources - is a European parliamentary network with Members from all major political groups in the European Parliament and in national and regional Parliaments of the EU Member States. EUFORES is the coordinator of the project and will focus on the organisation of high level events at European and national level.
EREF is the European federation of national renewable energy associations from EU Member States. EREF is responsible for establishing the network of national contact points, monitoring European and national renewable energy policy and for co-organising Brussels based events.
Eclareon is a consulting firm working in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency, climate policies and environmental protection. They bring scientific expertise and will be in charge of the monitoring and assessment of national renewable energy policy developments and existing barriers for the development of RES.
Energy Cities is the European Association of local authorities in the energy transition. Energy Cities is the leader for Objective 2, in which they oversee a network of cities all over Europe, the involvement of leading cities and regions and they develop publications on city and region level.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI analyzes the impacts of innovations and provide recommendations for key decisions to industry, politics and science. Their role is to program and update the public database and to develop market attractiveness indicators.