Infraday location:Berlin Germany date:10-11 October 2008
The European Commission wants to take the lead in the introduction of renewables to cover final energy
demand. Strong benefits are expected from a significant increase in the renewables share with regard to
the different pillars in the EU energy policy. A legal framework is build with very ambitious targets.
However, supporting mechanisms are needed to trigger investments in renewable technologies. Concerns
might arise from the effectiveness and cost efficiency of different mechanisms. A development
framework determines 5 optimization steps focusing on both elements of concern. This framework also
allows to determine the extent to which the 4 most well-know mechanisms facilitate the optimal
performance of the renewable energy supporting policy. In addition, opportunities for redesigning feed-in
tariffs and certificates to better align with the optimization steps are presented even as a dynamic policy
focusing on the phase of innovation of a renewable technology.