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Parliamentary questions
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28 May 2018
Question for written answer E-002870-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Rosa D'Amato (EFDD)

 Subject:  Application of Directive 2009/28/EC
 Answer in writing 

Directive 2009/28/EC introduces a set of common rules for the use of renewable energies in the EU aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting cleaner transport. It also sets binding national targets for all EU countries, with the aim of increasing the share of renewable energy to 20% of all energy in the EU by 2020 and to 10% for energy specifically for the transport sector (both measured in terms of gross final consumption of energy).

Annex 3 to Decree 28/2011 transposing Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of renewable energy contains specific provisions such as the mandatory share of energy from clean sources that must be used in domestic hot water and heating/cooling systems.

In Judgment No 161/2018(1), the Piedmont regional administrative court granted an exemption to this rule in the case of a local council that was unable to construct a power plant enabling it to comply with the legislation. The local council’s decision was in fact prompted more by financial considerations than by it being technically unfeasible to generate energy from alternative sources.

Does the Commission feel that this court ruling might prevent Directive 2009/28/EC from being properly applied?


Original language of question: IT 
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