The future will be powered by an energy system that has moved beyond fossil fuels, to renewables such as wind and solar. This means more than simply moving beyond coal. Europe must avoid falling into a new addiction to other polluting energy sources.
The case for genuine zero-carbon renewables, such as wind and solar, is strong. Costs are falling rapidly and the Russian war in Ukraine has exposed the vulnerabilities of Europe’s fossil fuel energy system.
Despite this, while renewable capacity is still rising overall, the rate of increase has slowed to below the pace needed for the EU to remain on track for its goals under the Paris Agreement. It is therefore essential to mobilise our tools and grantees to facilitate the deployment of renewable energy at scale and to push for clean alternatives to gas.
We aim to work with civil society, industry and policymakers to remove the bottlenecks to renewable energy deployment, either because of planning restrictions, insufficient access to affordable finance or poorly designed energy markets. By 2050, our investments should have helped enable the transition to an energy system that is efficient, smart, flexible and dominated by renewables.
How we work
Our Energy, Clean Power and Gas Infrastructure programmes fund work to accelerate the transition from a fossil-fuelled energy system to one powered by safe, clean renewables like wind and solar.
We support organisations that deliver targeted expertise, research and analysis and support civil society partners in key countries to advocate for improved policies and to collaborate with corporate coalitions. We also seek to engage European citizens in the energy transition by promoting the production of renewable energy at home via rooftop solar and renewable energy communities.
Executive Director Energy, Germany & France Programmes
Director, Clean Power Programme
Director, Gas Infrastructures & Policies Programme
Strategic Communications Lead, Energy
Manager, Clean Power Programme
Associate, Gas Infrastructures & Policies Programme
Associate, Energy Systems Programme
Senior Associate, International Energy Programme
Strategic Communications Associate, Energy