The EU research group tasked with optimizing renewable energy auction procurement processes said the achievement of climate change goals brought about by plunging energy demand should not endanger longer-term ambitions.

May 11, 2020

The slump in energy demand during Covid-19 lockdowns which has seen laggard EU member states unexpectedly hit their 2020 climate change energy targets could endanger the planned escalation of ambition for the rest of the decade, according to a European research body.

The Auctions for Renewable Energy Support II (Aures II) project, which aims to optimize the energy auction procurement process in the EU, said dramatically reduced energy demand at present has seen the proportion of electricity generated by renewables rise in member states. Subsidized clean energy facilities

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