|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union, European Parliament|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 328|
Directive formally adopted in December 2018 which promotes the growth of the share of renewable energy sources in final energy consumption by 2030.
The so-called RES Directive includes a binding renewable energy target for the European Union for 2030 of 32% with an upwards revision clause by 2023. The rules serve also to create an enabling environment to accelerate public and private investment in innovation and modernisation in all key sectors. It aims to provide guiding principles on financial support schemes for RES, renewable energy self-consumption, energy communities and district heating. It seeks to 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.
The proposal was put forward as a recast on 30 November 2016 by the European Commission as part of the Clean Energy Package. The goal to increase renewable energy share in energy usage across the European Union was established by the European Council in October 2014. The EU's Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC) already set a binding target of 20% final energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020. A general approach was approved by the Council of the European Union on 18 December 2017, while the European Parliament's plenary session backed a negotiating position on 17 January 2018. Trilogue negotiations were launched in February and an informal agreement between the institutions was reached on 14 June. The Directive was adopted on 11 December 2018 and Member States must transpose the revised directive into national law by 30 June 2021.
|Subject Tags||Energy Union, Renewable Energy|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|