SolarPower Europe meets with Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action

By James Watson, CEO of SolarPower Europe

In early November I met with Commissioner Canete to discuss the forthcoming legislative package including the renewable energy directive. The meeting organized by SolarPower Europe was also attended by representatives of the renewable energy associations we work closely with in Brussels - WindEurope, ESTIF (solar thermal), European Biogas, Ocean Energy and Geothermal Energy representatives were all present. We presented our views and Commissioner Canete expressed great support for the Common Rule Book for renewable investments and also indicated a major belief in the need for a self-consumption right for all Europeans.