|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union, European Parliament|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Content Type||Blog & Commentary, Legislation, News, Policy-making|
Directive (EU) 2023/2413 - adopted by the co-legislators on 18 October 2023 - introducing amendments to Directive (EU) 2018/2001, Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 and Directive 98/70/EC as regards the promotion of energy from renewable sources. It also repeals Council Directive (EU) 2015/652. This is a revision of the so-called Renewable Energy Directive (RED III).
Directive (EU) 2018/2001 - also known as the Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) - establishes a common system to promote energy from renewable sources across the different sectors. Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 ensures the implementation of the Energy Union strategy in a coordinated and coherent manner. Directive 98/70/EC sets EU-wide standards for petrol and diesel used in cars, trucks and other off-road vehicles. Council Directive (EU) 2015/652 laid down calculation methods and reporting requirements pursuant to Directive 98/70/EC.
The amendments raise the share of renewable energy in the European Union's overall energy consumption to 42.5% by 2030 with an additional 2.5% indicative top up to allow the target of 45% to be achieved. All Member States of the European Union (EU) are to contribute to this objective, and specific targets are proposed for renewable energy use in transport, heating and cooling, buildings and industry. Sustainability criteria for the use of bioenergy are also strengthened. The update reflects the increased ambition as stated within the European Green Deal.
The draft law was adopted by the European Commission on 14 July 2021, as part of the so-called Fit for 55 legislative package. The Council of the European Union adopted its general approach on 27 June 2022, followed by the plenary of the European Parliament on 14 September. An informal agreement between the co-legislators on a compromise text for this file was reached on 30 March 2023. This was confirmed by the Parliament on 12 September and by the Council on 9 October. The Act was signed by the co-legislators on 18 October 2023 and published in the Official Journal on 31 October 2023.
|Subject Tags||Climate Change, Renewable Energy|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|