Promoting renewable energy sources in the EU after 2020

24-10-2018

In November 2016, the European Commission launched the Clean Energy package, including a recast of the Directive on the promotion of renewable energy sources (‘RES Directive’), in order to greatly increase the share of RES in final energy consumption by 2030. The recast RES Directive would provide guiding principles on financial support schemes for RES, renewable energy self-consumption, energy communities and district heating. It would enhance mechanisms for cross-border cooperation, simplify administrative processes, strengthen the sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions savings criteria for biofuels, and mainstream the use of RES in the transport sector and in the heating and cooling sector. Trilogue negotiations started in February 2018 and concluded with a provisional agreement on 14 June 2018. The agreed text was subsequently endorsed by Coreper and the ITRE committee. The agreed text now requires formal approval in a plenary session of the Parliament and afterwards by the Council. Fourth edition. The ‘EU Legislation in Progress’ briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure. Please note this document has been designed for on-line viewing.

In November 2016, the European Commission launched the Clean Energy package, including a recast of the Directive on the promotion of renewable energy sources (‘RES Directive’), in order to greatly increase the share of RES in final energy consumption by 2030. The recast RES Directive would provide guiding principles on financial support schemes for RES, renewable energy self-consumption, energy communities and district heating. It would enhance mechanisms for cross-border cooperation, simplify administrative processes, strengthen the sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions savings criteria for biofuels, and mainstream the use of RES in the transport sector and in the heating and cooling sector. Trilogue negotiations started in February 2018 and concluded with a provisional agreement on 14 June 2018. The agreed text was subsequently endorsed by Coreper and the ITRE committee. The agreed text now requires formal approval in a plenary session of the Parliament and afterwards by the Council. Fourth edition. The ‘EU Legislation in Progress’ briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure. Please note this document has been designed for on-line viewing.