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EU’s Global Leadership in Renewables


DG Energy



Prognos, together with COWI, CEPS, and Capgemini invent, examines Europe's position and competitiveness in global renewable energy value chains.

The European Union is a pioneer in the global energy transition and is aiming to become a global leader in renewable energy (RE). The emerging global transition to renewables offers tremendous opportunities for EU companies and deepening global value chains. However, this comes with increased competition, declining subsidies, and new technological challenges in the changing energy landscape.

On behalf of DG Energy, Prognos together with CEPS, COWI, and Capgemini invent addresses two key questions within the study "EU's Global Leadership in Renewables":

  • What are the key countries, markets, and activities in global renewable energy value chains?
  • Which policy instruments are suitable to support European companies in the RE sector in the best possible way concerning their competitiveness and socio-economic added value?

At the kick-off workshop on March 9 in Brussels, representatives of associations, companies, and the EU Commission met on the premises of the European Commission. The discussions during the kick-off workshop provided important information and suggestions for the development of the study.

Authors: Hanno Falkenberg, Arno Häusler, Manuel Klement, Stephan Klingl, Jan-Philipp Kramer, Jannis Lambert, Sina Scheffer, Richard Simpson, Johann Weiss

15 June 2021| Presentation

On 15 June 2021, the project team presented the main findings of the study in a final online workshop. Together with representatives of the project partners, Jannis Lambert discussed the results with experts from industry and institutions.

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