Sustainable Taxonomy: Including Nuclear Energy in to Green Financing Perverts the Taxonomy Regulation Draft

In May 2018, the Commission submitted to the Council a “Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment”, also referred to as "Green Taxonomy Regulation". As the Draft Regulation includes Nuclear Energy as part of green financing, EREF as the voice of independent European renewable energy producers cannot support the proposed legislation....

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Joint paper of EU renewable energy associations advocating for an ambitious overhaul of th...

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EREF position paper advocating for an ambitious new EU energy market design, September 201...

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EREF’s answer to the French government’s public consultation on the evolution of suppo...

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EREF letter to the COREPER on the 2020 renewable energy targets as a baseline, October 201...

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EREF letter to the European Parliament on the need for binding renewable targets for 2030,...

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EREF letter to Heads of States and Governments to call for ambitious and binding renewable...

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EREF letter to EU Heads of State and Governments calling for ambitious and binding EU and ...

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EREF letter to Spanish authorities about retroactive changes to renewable energy support, ...

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MEP Candidates Report – ANNEX...

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MEP Candidates Report...

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EREF letter to DG Energy on Estonia breach of its EU Partnership agreement, December 2013...

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EREF-APPA letter to Commissioner Oettinger on waring against new round of retroactive chan...

EREF-APPA letter to Commissioner Oettinger on waring against new round of retroactive changes in renewable energy support schemes in Spain, Ma...

EREF letter to EU ministers on Internal Energy Market sent ahead of the TTE Council debate...

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EREF-EREA letter to Commissioner Oettinger on retrospective changes to the renewable energ...

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EREF-GAREP letter to Commissioners Oettinger and Hedegaard on retroactive changes in renew...

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EREF letter to the European Commission College on upcoming State Aid decisions appealing n...

EREF has become aware of two most important current moves by the Directorate General Competition (DG COMP) which both substantially endanger ...

EREF letter to Commissioners Almunia and Oettinger on the draft Guidelines on environmenta...

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Joint Press Release of EU renewable energy associations on the European Parliament endorsi...

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Joint Press Release of EU renewable energy associations on the level of ambition for the 2...

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EREF Press Release on the Parliament’s vote on governance, renewable energy and energy e...

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EREF Press release on Ecofys/TU Wien advocating for a 45% renewables target to ensure EU l...

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EREF Press Release advocating that the Commission´s Clean Energy Package needs more ambit...

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EREF Press Release on the need for a reliable framework for renewable energies beyond 2020...

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EREF’s answer to the Commission’s public consultation on a new renewable energy direct...

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Press Release on the European Commission’s Recommendations for the National Energy and C...

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Press Release on the EREF MEP Candidates Report...

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CORRIGENDUM – Press Release on the Signing of Political Declaration on Sustainable and S...

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Press Release on the Lack of a 100% Renewable Scenario in the EU 2050 Climate Plan...

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Joint “Vienna Declaration” of EU and national renewable energy associations calling on...

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Joint Press Release on Zambia Off-Grid Investors Forum, June 2018...

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APREN-ZERO Press release reporting that the production of renewable electricity in March 2...

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EREF Press Release on Claude Turmes’ appointment as Secretary of State in Luxembourg, Ma...

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EREF Press Release on the election of its new President and Board, may 2018...

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EREF Press release pointing out the huge gap between ambition and willingness on the EU En...

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EREF Press Release ahead of the Environment Council advocating that the Paris Agreement re...

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EREF Press Release on the re-election of its President and the election of a new Board, Ma...

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EREF Press Release on the General Court decision on the German Renewable Energy Sources Ac...

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Joint answer of EU renewable energy associations to the Commission on investment protectio...

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EREF Press Release on the European Council requesting it to stay focused on goal “to mak...

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EREF Press Release on the strategy of the European Commission for a resilient Energy Union...

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Joint Press Release of EU energy associations on De Minimis approach for small renewable &...

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EREF Press Release on key points for Prosumers in the new electricity Market Design, Octob...

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Joint Press Release of EU renewable energy asssociations on the Council’s position on Ma...

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EREF’s answer to the Commission’s sector inquiry on capacity markets and mechanisms in...

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EREF Press Release on prerequisites for a successful and beneficial new EU Energy Market D...

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EREF response to the Commission’s public consultation on a new Energy Market Design, Oct...

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EREF Press Release on Case T-694/14 European Renewable Energies Federation vs. European Co...

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About EREF

EREF is the federation of national renewable energy associations, representing all renewable energy technologies. For 20 years, EREF has promoted the interests of independent renewable power, fuel and heat production by striving to create and maintain a stable and reliable framework for producers of all renewable energies.

Defend the interests of independent power, fuel and heat production from renewable sources

Promote non discriminatory access to the energy market

Pursuing legal action to ensure that the missed ambitious and legally binding 2020 RES targets are enforced

Create, maintain and further develop stable and reliable framework conditions for renewable energy sources