The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) published a call for evidence on using the flexibility mechanisms in the Renewables Directive 2009. The department is looking into the opportunities to trade renewable energy with member states of the EU and other countries as trading with other countries could reduce the costs and risks to consumers of meeting renewable energy targets. The government is seeking evidence on the potential costs, benefits and risks to the UK of using the flexibility mechanisms to trade renewables; and the issues and barriers that will need to be addressed to enable renewables trading. No decision has been made on whether to trade renewable energy with other countries. The call for evidence closes on 11 June.