POLIMP - 4th Briefing Note "Harmonisation of EU renewable energy policies: The case of biomethane"

4th Briefing Note "Harmonisation of EU renewable energy policies: The case of biomethane"

03 July 2015, Categories Briefing Notes

Harmonising renewable energy policies across Europe should help to reduce the costs of achieving climate and energy targets. This note sets out the impacts of policy harmonisation processes, including improved international competition, and distributional and transitional impacts. It concludes that policy harmonisation should go beyond simple alignment of renewable energy support schemes across countries. Instead, a comprehensive harmonisation strategy is needed, that considers the entire spectrum of policy instruments.