December 2015 / Policy Papers
EASE appreciates the increasing interest in the electrification of heating and cooling and the storage of heat and cold by help of different storage technologies. Therefore EASE is convinced that the potential role must be explicitly described and the current regulatory barriers must be highlighted to allow the full potential of this technology to be made use of.
February 2016 / Policy Papers - Responses to Public Consultations
Renewable Energy Directive for the period after 2020
We believe that providing confidence for investors and producers of renewable energy is important.
EASE calls for subsidies for mature renewable technologies to be eliminated. We also call formarket-based regulation, which allows for a non-discriminatory access to technologies, such as energy storage, facilitating economic growth and the further integration of the renewable energy surces into the energy system.
EU-level support to research and innovation for novel renewable energy technologiesneeds to be assured. Additionally, research efforts should focus on the proper integration of renewables into the grid, relying on technologies such as energy storage and smart grids.
A mechanism needs to be found to properly reward consumer behaviour and to encourage thedeployment of small-scale RES and energy storage technologies.
The storage of heat and cold by use of different storage technologies is key for the success of the EU’s decarbonisation efforts.