Policy Papers

August 2021

Energy Storage Technologies are Essential to Decarbonisation: Revision of the Climate, Energy and Environmental Aid Guidelines

EASE welcomes the revision of the Climate, Energy and Environmental Aid Guidelines to align the State aid framework with the EU’s ambitious decarbonisation targets and the European Green Deal. With the revision of the EEAG, the EU seeks to address challenge of ensuring a clear framework that supports decarbonisation in a cost-effective manner while maintaining competition and fair trade.

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June 2021

Energy Storage in the Renewable Energy Directive III

EASE welcomes EU policymakers’ efforts to revise the Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II) as part of the ‘Fit for 55’ package, expected July 2021. Accelerating the deployment of renewable energy sources (RES) is essential to achieve the EU’s ambitious goals of a 55% GHG emissions reduction by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050.

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June 2021

EASE Reply to the Revision of the Hydrogen and Gas Market Decarbonisation Package

EASE has provided reply to the European Commission’s Public Consultation on the revision of the EU gas networks rules on market access addressing the Hydrogen and Gas Market Decarbonisation Package. EASE is preparing a reply to this consultation to improve the Hydrogen and Gas Market Directive and Regulation proposal in a way that is favourable to the energy storage sector.

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June 2021

EASE Calls for Stronger Focus on Energy Storage in the Revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

EASE welcomes the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive to boost building renovation and emphasizes its support for the energy efficiency first principle to be applied in its measures. However, EASE believes that energy storage should have a stronger focus in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, considering energy systems integration and the widespread deployment of Smart Readiness Indicators are key to increasing energy efficiency.

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June 2021

Open Letter on Recovery and Resilience Facility: Too Little Attention and Funding for Energy Storage Solutions

13 energy storage associations raise concern about lack of funding for energy storage in recovery and resilience plans.

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April 2021

EASE Position Paper on the Batteries Regulation Proposal

EASE welcomes the proposal for the new Batteries Regulation proposed by the European Commission on 10 December 2020. Although several criticalities are present, the new Regulation is a step forward to tackle several of the barriers that currently hinder the battery market.

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March 2021

Reply to the Public Consultation on the Batteries Regulation Proposal

EASE has provided a response to the European Commission's Public Consultation on the new Batteries Regulation to further improve it in a way that is favourable to the energy storage sector. This Regulation aims to ensure that batteries placed in the EU market are sustainable and safe throughout their entire life cycle.

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