12.8 C
București
luni, mai 27, 2024

Energy – A strong EU wind industry is vital for environmental, economic and social well-being – Brief

2 min read (textul complet), articol clasificat de Robotul Minerva ca: General

Creați-vă propriul

dashboard de știri

informația - cheie, 24/7

100+

FLUXURI

Free

Parcurgi informația mai rapid!

Acoperi top 100 surse externe!

Publicat de

Articole din aceeași sursa

- Advertisement -cresterea vanzarilor

Sumarizare automata

The European Commission should therefore recognise their important contribution in social, economic and energy efficiency terms by including effective citizen participation as the 7th pillar of the proposed Wind Power Action Plan.

In October 2023, the European Commission presented a European Wind Power Action Plan to ensure that the clean energy transition goes hand-in-hand with industrial competitiveness and that wind power continues to be a European success story.

The diplomatic daily newspaper Nine O’Clock does not assume responsibility for the information received and published on the public website.

In an opinion adopted at its March plenary, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) underlines that wind power is a key component of the green transition, pointing out the need for expanded and modernised energy grids, socio-environmental criteria in auctions and comprehensive public participation.

Girl in a jacket

A strong wind industry could improve the EU’s environmental, economic and social well-being. This is the main idea of the EESC opinion drafted by Thomas Kattnig and adopted at the March plenary session.

Faced with growing pressure from international competitors such as China, the European Union needs to step up its wind industry and promote its wind power development.

To achieve this result, the bloc must significantly expand, modernise and digitalise its grid infrastructure and, at the same time, it must create the corresponding storage infrastructure.

‘The European wind industry is an important pillar of the green transition. Developing grids for connecting, transmitting and distributing wind power will make it possible to integrate a substantially increased volume of wind power into the energy system,’ said Mr Kattnig.

Grid auctions must stick to environmental, labour and social standards

Wind power must be seen as critical infrastructure, with all corresponding privileges and due diligence obligations, and all the approval procedures on tenders and permits must be urgently and fully digitalised and accelerated.

In addition, when organising auctions to determine how to allocate funds for renewable energy, it is essential to apply high pre-qualification criteria to make sure that all bidders comply with strict environmental, labour and social standards.

Companies should always abide by security, occupational safety, collective bargaining, social and environmental requirements such as the need to promote a circular economy.

Purely price-based auctions promote a race to the bottom that harms the environment and workers and puts companies that are eager to contribute, for example through investments in environmental and biodiversity protection, at a disadvantage.

Energy communities are a significant asset for wind power

The participation of citizens and organised civil society remains essential. The energy transition will only be a success if they are invited to become active drivers. Without their involvement, the social acceptance of the transition is at risk, and wind power will be as well.

Energy communities, energy cooperatives and energy sharing are valuable vehicles to boost the dissemination of wind power and represent an interesting form of extended prosumption from three points of view: social (participation and acceptance), economic (mobilisation of additional capital) and energy (generation closer to demand).

The European Commission should therefore recognise their important contribution in social, economic and energy efficiency terms by including effective citizen participation as the 7th pillar of the proposed Wind Power Action Plan.

Background

In October 2023, the European Commission presented a European Wind Power Action Plan to ensure that the clean energy transition goes hand-in-hand with industrial competitiveness and that wind power continues to be a European success story.

The Action Plan will help maintain a healthy and competitive wind energy supply chain, with a clear and secure pipeline of projects, attracting the necessary financing and competing on a level playing field globally. It is accompanied by a Communication on delivering on the EU’s offshore energy ambition, including wind power, following up on the EU Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy which was adopted three years ago.

The Action Plan sets out immediate actions to be taken together by the European Commission, the Member States and the industry, building on existing policies and legislation and focusing on six main areas:

  • acceleration of deployment through increased predictability and faster permitting;
  • improved auction design;
  • access to finance;
  • a fair and competitive international environment;
  • large-scale skills partnerships for renewable energy;
  • industry engagement and Member States’ commitments.

Source: https://www.eesc.europa.eu

// Enable Bootstrap Tooltips
$(‘[data-toggle=”tooltip”]’).tooltip();

});

The diplomatic daily newspaper Nine O’Clock does not assume responsibility for the information received and published on the public website. The responsibility for the content lies solely with the issuer of the press release.

Girl in a jacket

The diplomatic daily newspaper Nine O’Clock cannot be held accountable for false information transmitted by the recipients of the press releases/announcements.

The diplomatic daily newspaper Nine O’Clock reserves the right not to publish press releases that contain inappropriate expressions or accusations and violations of the rights of other individuals, guaranteed by the Constitution of Romania.

The content of the website www.nineoclock.ro is intended for public information. Copying, reproduction, recompilation, modification, as well as any form of content exploitation from this website are prohibited. The use of the Comments section signifies your agreement to abide by the terms and conditions regarding the publication of comments on www.nineoclock.ro.

Girl in a jacket

Above you will find a visual representation of the article’s content, an automatic classification and a summary of it! Collecting data this way aims to promote and facilitate the access to information in compliance with intellectual property rights, and according to the terms and conditions of the source. (nineoclock.ro).

Read the full article here !

Fluxuri de știri

Articole recomandate

- Advertisement -dezvoltare afacere

Ultimele articole

Alege-ți fluxurile de informații!

Gratis!

 + Promovează-ți compania și oferta sa!