Today the European Commission published its ‘Clean Energy Package’, a mix of legislative proposals and communications related to energy. The package includes a revision of the Renewable Energy Directive with an EU-wide target that at least 27% of all energy consumed should come from renewable energy sources (RES).
Commenting on the Winter Package, Rémi Gruet, CEO of Ocean Energy Europe, said:
"These proposal give investors some visibility on support mechanisms, and simplifies procedures for demonstration projects. This is welcome for 2nd generation renewable like ocean energy, particularly as the weak headline target of 27% renewables won’t prompt much deployment."