On July 2 the main national renewable energy associations published a declaration on the occasion of the adoption last month of EU Council and Parliament of the Renewable Energy Directive, the Governance Regulation, and the Energy Effi-ciency Directive, the first steps have been taken.  Now all focus is on the Market Design Directive and Regulation,  a unique opportunity to transform  inflexible electricity markets into renewable energy markets according to the asssociations. They therefor call for an end to the  capacity mechanism that requires (fossil- fuelles) back up power in case renewable fall still (like over the last few weeks with low  wind power, but lovely sunny weather in most parts of Europe).

Photo: Annual global temperatures from 1850-2017. Each stripe represents the temperature of a single year, ordered from the earliest available data to now. ©ed_hawkins