May 2012 / Policy Papers - Responses to Public Consultations
EASE responded to a public consultation on how to facilitate electricity storage development and deployment in the EU in the framework of the THINK project proposing a dynamic communication role as a knowledge pool by gathering information related to existing facilities, and facilitating the exchange of information related to operating conditions of existing pilot projects.
July 2013 / Policy Papers - Responses to Public Consultations
Green Paper on a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies
On 27 March 2013, the European Commission published a Green Paper presenting an overview of the issues that must be considered in the development of a 2030 Framework for Climate and Energy Policies.
This Green Paper served as the basis of a stakeholder consultation on the development thereof.
EASE responded to this public consultation and calls for:
- A 2030 framework that provides long term stability and clarity for investors;
- Binding targets for GHG emission reduction;
- A fair market design: the main challenges for energy storage are not only economic and technological but also regulatory as there is no clear EU framework to incentivise the building of storage capacity and provision of storage services;
- The recognition that energy storage is expected to greatly contribute to the achievement of overall socio-economic targets. For instance energy storage technologies not only ease the market and technical integration of variable RES, but also ensure a higher security of energy supply;
- Focused RD&D support for energy storage technologies, which aim at supporting a competitive, low-carbon economy;
- An optimisation of instruments such as the EU ETS to help driving investments forward provided that it can function efficiently (and thus deliver on its principle of a market-based and technology neutral means of CO2 reduction).