In the context of the European Green Deal and the new TEN-E Regulation, international climate think tank, E3G and the Renewables Grid Initiative held a collaborative, informal exchange event with representatives from German civil society organisations.In the context of the European Green Deal and the new TEN-E Regulation, international climate-Think Tank, E3G and the Renewables Grid Initiative held a collaborative, informal exchange event with representatives from German civil society organisations.
The EU's goal of reaching climate-neutrality by 2050 is no easy task. It means that the role of fossil-fuels must change dramatically. Under the European Green Deal, the Commission has announced a whole range of new initiatives and draft proposals, from infrastructure (new TEN-E regulation), to market design to renovation of buildings.
With the presidency of the European Council in the second half of this year, Germany will find itself with a very particular role.
The collaborative event between RGI & E3G had the goal of discussing together with German stakeholders, what could be reached, what is at stake and what measures we can take as stakeholders in the process.
On 31 March 2020, as part of the preparation for the TEN-E consultation process, E3G published an extensive briefing offering 3 key benchmarks for successfully 'resetting' the TEN-E Regulation:
- Establish an infrastructure governance for a changing energy system;
- Redefine scope and priorities in line with the Paris Agreement;
- Support network innovation and transformation for climate neutrality.