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Make Power Clean launch event on 27 September

By: Sonia Dunlop, Policy Advisor

SolarPower Europe has joined a broad coalition of renewable associations, technology providers and energy companies to back the European Commission’s proposed carbon emission threshold of 550gCO2/kWh for subsidy payments within Capacity Markets called ‘Make Power Clean’.

This campaign is focused on ensuring that Europe’s future power market is consistent with the EU climate commitments and will provide cleaner energy for all. At a time when key EU legislation is being reviewed, this coalition urges policy makers to ensure that only plants generating cleaner power receive public support in the form of capacity mechanisms.

The coalition has grown quickly from 7 members at its launch in June to now 18 members including First Solar, Shell, SMA, Siemens and Joule Assets.

On 27 September, the coalition will be holding its very first event in Brussels to build further support for this measure. We see such a carbon criterion as a key way of making sure that Capacity Mechanisms, if done at all and only if absolutely necessary, at least do not undermine the energy transition by subsidising polluting, inflexible generating capacity.

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