Renewables in Europe: A roadmap for fundamental reform

Subsidies have proven successful at bolstering the share of electricity generated from renewable sources across Europe, but have also created some nasty side effects. Those undesirable consequences could be rectified by a more market-based approach, writes Peter Styles

Renewables in Europe - A roadmap for reform

Europe's approach to decarbonisation and renewable electricity needs to be fundamentally redesigned. That approach must provide for a completely market-based framework, which is fully harmonised between European Union member states. Although the current framework has promoted the rapid development of renewable energy, renewable power generators enjoy a high degree of immunity from the operation of the wholesale electricity market. Rather than assisting in the completion of a European single

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options


Want to know what’s included in our free membership? Click here

This address will be used to create your account

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here