IN DEPTH: Kjaer in 2030 plea

Christian Kjaer

Christian Kjaer

Christian Kjaer has pleaded for the EU to extend binding renewables targets to 2030, rather than taking the market-based approach advocated by the electricity sector.

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) boss calls the creation of market-based systems “empty words” unless such a move supports the development of clean-energy technologies.

Industry body Eurelectric wants the “targets for everything approach” replaced by “a broad framework that allows the market to work, thereby encouraging those investments that make the most economic sense and reducing the costs of the low-carbon energy transition”.

Kjaer, who stands down as chief executive in April, rejects this approach. “Since I arrived at EWEA some 11 years ago, we have been calling for the creation Log in to read complete article.

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