Renewables support shemes – EU guidance for best practice [EN]

Baltic Renewables was one of ten workshops that took place at the 4th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (11 November 2013 Vilnius, Lithuania.)

Successful deployment of renewable energy sources in Europe occurred during the last decade. Consequently a substantial increase of renewable energy production also created an urgent need to better integrate renewable energy into the market. For renewable energy, support schemes are the key instrument to help achieve 2020 goals. However, it is important, that future support is designed carefully taking into account the burden, falling onto consumers and also ensuring competitive market-driven approach. Discussion on the future of renewable energy support instruments should bridge our cost-effective path to energy independent, green and competitive, market-driven region.

ORGANISED BY: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania

Ivo Schmidt, DG ENERGY, European Commission