- Meeting the renewable energy targets: governments make it more difficult for themselves in the long run
- Renewables on track for 2020, but Member states must provide stability
Project website: http://keepontrack.eu/
- Duration: 36 months
- Beginning: July 2012
- End: July 2015
- Sponsored by: European Commission, Intelligent Energy Programme (75% of the costs)
Aims and goals:
- To track out the fulfillment of the indicative targets as set by the Directive 2009/28/EC (NREAPs).
- To identify the weak points and barriers for the future development of RES. *
* If a certain country has fulfilled its targets does not automatically mean that there are no issues or impediments for the RES.
Ways to achieve the goals:
- Parliamentary workshops;
- Meetings with MPs in the National Parliaments;
- Meeting with MPs in the Euro Parliament;
- Creation of a website targeting the wide public that uses intelligible language and clear visual trajectories and progress;
- Creation of in-depth reports and analyses of the countries’ progress in achieving the targets;
- Identifying of burdens and barriers for the RES deployment and development and creation of policy recommendations;
- Creation of virtual “legal-helpdesk” where parliamentarians, institutions, related parties, associations and citizens may ask questions that needs a ”legal vision”;
- Media campaign, targeting lawmakers and additionally (and separately) the wide public, for creation of a more stable image of the renewable energy as means to tackle the energy problems, not just as a financial burden; busting of myths and statements from nuclear and coal lobbies, etc.