RES planning delays
Question for written answer E-002230/2022
to the Commission
Petros Kokkalis (The Left)
The Ministry of the Environment and Energy has announced the suspension of RES programmes for at least 18 months, effectively delaying the completion of a vital project launched three years ago by the previous government.
However, the REPowerEU project requires the rapid deployment of renewable energy sources in order to ensure EU energy security and autonomy. Moreover, a reasoned opinion has already been sent regarding failure to fully transpose into national law Directive 2018/2001 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources. In view of this:
- 1.Does the Commission consider the lack of development planning to be responsible for thwarting the achievement of REPowerEU objectives, in particular the designation of renewables ‘go-to areas’ and measures to ensure biodiversity protection and public involvement?
- 2.Is it considering providing funding and, possibly, technical assistance for countries unable to implement RES development plans in full?
- 3.Does it consider public consultation to be the most effective means of gaining general acceptance for the expansion of RES programmes?