Promoting Renewables: Integration, Statistics & Monitoring
The PRISM project
is a cluster of four projects partially financed by the European Commission's
Altener programme . The individual projects within the PRISM project were:
- Monitoring & Modelling Initiative on the Targets for Renewables Energy
MITRE has set out to monitor the European Union renewable energy targets and to inform key policy and decision makers of the employment benefits of a proactive renewable strategy. The challenge is encompassed in the MITRE mission statement: "Meeting the Targets & Putting Renewables to Work"
With positive action, the targets can be achieved, but the timeframe in which to implement these strategies is not long. The benefits of renewable energy growth are large, with potentially more than a million new jobs being created by the European renewable industry by 2010, coupled with increased European competitiveness and technological expertise, and improved security and diversification of supply. MITRE will achieve its goals if it helps to increase awareness of renewables in governments, promotes positive policies and expands the integration of renewable energy in Europe.
MITRE was carried
out using a modelling framework, based upon the SAFIRE model, which has
been integrated with the RIOT renewable input-output model. SAFIRE has
been run to assess the changing potential for renewables in comparison
to the targets, with the SAFIRE-RIOT link used to perform detailed employment
analysis of the renewable energy sector.
The dissemination of the project's results consists of two axes. The first axis concerns dissemination exclusively from the REStat 99 team, while the second concerns dissemination in the framework of the cluster. The first includes the production of 1000 copies of a statistical edition for RES in Europe, covering the period 1989-2000, as well as the production of the above edition in electronic format in order to be published through Internet in collaboration with DG TREN and Eurostat. The second axis of dissemination includes the presentation of the results to the cluster members, cluster events and the cluster web-site.
As planned at the beginning of the project, the results from ENER-IURE are contributing towards a legal-administrative framework, which constitutes a move towards providing the legal basis that renewable energy in Europe requires to realise its full potential. The project consisted of an integral programme, making it possible for the general public and RES investors to obtain accurate and reliable juridical-administrative information concerning RES legislation in the EU.
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