September 2020 / Policy Papers - Responses to Public Consultations
Response to the European Commission Public Consultation on the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy
EASE submitted a response to the European Commission Public Consultation on the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy outlining the need for an EU strategy that appropriately value the role of energy storage in relation to mobility.
September 2020 / Event Reports
A comprehensive European Approach to Energy Storage
Following the rapid deployments of energy storage solutions around Europe, energy storage is gaining momentum across various initiatives from the European Parliament and European Commission. On 9 September 2020, over 200 participants attended an EASE webinar presenting the European Parliament’s ITRE Committee Own-Initiative Report on energy storage.
The webinar gave valuable insights into the work behind the report from the perspective of the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) who led the drafting of the report: Claudia Gamon (rapporteur, Renew Europe), Maria Spyraki (shadow-rapporteur, EPP), Ville Niinistö (shadow-rapporteur, Greens/EFA), and Niels Fuglsang (shadow-rapporteur, S&D). This was complemented by the European Commission, which presented its vision and policies for energy storage.
The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the solutions that EASE, as the voice of the energy storage industry, considers essential for the integration of renewables and for transitioning to an energy system in which people will have both clean energy and security of supply. EASE is happy to see that the report has taken a technology-neutral approach to ensure a level playing field for all energy storage solutions. This will allow market forces to foster innovation and to drive the choice of technology.