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The European Trade Association (SolarPower Europe) (SPE) calls on the European Union to increase the proportion of renewable energy in the final energy demand to at least 45% by 2030. This move indicates that the measure will enable the European Union to follow the 1.5th degree of the Paris Agreement Goals.
According to SPE, the revision of the current 32% target will require a "significant increase" in the scale of utilities and rooftop PV deployment, and 45% of renewable energy in the EU's final energy demand will be equivalent to 870GW of installed capacity.
As of the end of 2020, the European Union has installed 137GW of solar energy, while the total solar capacity of the member states' 2030 National Energy and Climate Plan is currently 335GW.
However, SPE stated that driven by the increasing cost competitiveness of solar energy, most EU markets “may overtake” their current ambitions, adding that the 870GW figure is “achievable” and can be achieved by eliminating grid connections. Entry-related bottlenecks are supported, financed and licensed.
SPE stated that achieving the 45% renewable energy ambition "will provide confidence for policies and investors to promote the deployment of the necessary additional capacity."
The upgraded clean energy target is one of SPE’s six main recommendations to prove the future-oriented recommendations of the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED), which is under revision because the group aims to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions Reduce by at least 55% by 2030 compared with 1990 levels.
Other policy recommendations include an enhanced framework for medium-sized on-site renewable energy installations to promote self-consumption. According to SPE, the current framework does not address the need to eliminate obstacles and promote medium-sized consumable installations between 30kW and 1MW.
In addition to setting minimum requirements for the generation of renewable energy on buildings, SPE also called for the removal of administrative barriers, which stated that the development of renewable energy projects within the EU "remains an obvious challenge."
The association stated that the revised RED should also introduce a certification and traceability system for renewable hydrogen, and should develop special market-driven tools to support cost-competitive renewable hydrogen production, such as CFDs and premium contracts.
Despite the impact of COVID-19, Europe is still the second best year for solar deployment in 2020, with an increase of 18.7GW, an increase of 11% over 2019. SPE predicts that solar installations will continue to maintain double-digit growth. The next four years.