European Commission Proposal for a Directive to Promote Co- Generation as an environment-friendly and energy-efficient method of power generation
Article from: OGEL 3 (2003), in Electricity Law and Regulation
This proposal, building on the dual objectives of contributing both to security of energy supply and to climate change polices, arises from the need for reinforced efforts to promote high-efficiency cogeneration in the internal energy market. In its Green Paper on security of energy supply, the Commission highlighted the following points: the European Union is extremely dependent on its external energy supplies, with imports currently accounting for 50 per cent of requirements. This figure is projected to rise to 70 per cent by 2030 if current trends ...