The objective of developing a state of play review of the RE sector for the RE-SOURCING Project is to identify what has been achieved and what needs to be done for the future to achieve a level playing field, in implementing RS practices, in the RE sector.
With that in mind, the project team has developed a Vision (see figure below), which visualizes the future state of the renewable energy sector, to be achieved by 2050. The Vision has been prepared in consultation with experts from the Project’s Platform Steering Committee (PSC) and the Advisory Board (AB) and consultations also took place at the renewable energy roadmap workshop, held in October 2020.
The Vision is based on the concepts of planetary boundaries and strong sustainability, providing essential guidelines regarding the preservation of natural capital. Over the course of the project, the team will be developing a roadmap, in consultation with important RES stakeholders and experts from industry, policy and civil society, to provide a step-by-step approach towards achieving the vision.
Some indications for what this roadmap would need to consider include:
Given the many challenges for the extractive sector, issues that need to be more urgently address include:
Development of strategies for and by both industry and policy makers include:
To ensure the sustainability in the entire lifecycle of RE technologies, implementation strategies and actions are required to address both environmental and social aspects. These actions include the following:
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under Grant Agreement No. 869276