Country:European Union
Year:1997
Policy status:Superseded
Jurisdiction:International
Date Effective:1997
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:European Commission Directorate-General for Energy and Transport
URL:http://ec.europa.eu/energy/res/legislation/index_en.htm
Legal References:COM(97)599 final
Description:The White Paper establishes a strategic goal of achieving a 12% penetration of renewable energy sources (RES) in the Union by 2010. This overall goal would require individual member states to establish RES targets. Identifies possible growth sector areas for RES: -Biomass -Wind energy -Solar thermal collectors -Smaller contributions from: photovoltaics, geothermal energy, and heat pumps -Passive solar for heating and cooling demand in buildings The white paper proposes various measures to be undertaken in order to achieve the above target, including: -Implementation of the electricity Directive, allowing preference to be given to RES-E -Developing electricity transmission and distribution networks so as to be favourable to RES-E -Promoting the use of RES in buildings -Supporting use of financial and fiscal schemes to promote RES-E in Member States -Reinforcing priority given to RES in Community actions -Strengthening cooperation between Member States in RD&D -A campaign for take off of renewable energy, promoting the implementation of projects in various renewable energy sectors (photovoltaic systems, large wind farms, biomass installations, integrating renewable energy in communities)

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