|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Environment|
|Series Details||COM (2020) 798|
|Content Type||Blog & Commentary, News, Policy-making|
Legislative initiative tabled by the European Commission on 10 December 2020 concerning batteries and waste batteries. It repeals Directive 2006/66/EC and introduces a number of amendments to Regulation (EU) No 2019/1020. This is a text with EEA relevance.
This proposal aims to modernise the European Union's legislative framework for batteries, which has been regulated at EU level under Directive 2006/66/EC (Batteries Directive). This modernisation was deemed necessary due to changed economic conditions, technological developments, markets, and battery uses. It also amends Regulation (EU) No 2019/1020 concerning market surveillance and compliance of products.
The objectives are threefold:
The draft law builds on commitments and reports adopted by the European Commission, including the Strategic Action Plan on Batteries, the New Industrial Strategy for Europe and the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy. It also delivers on the actions announced in the New Circular Economy Action Plan. Both the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament also called for action to support the transition to electro-mobility, carbon-neutral energy storage, and a sustainable battery value chain.
The Commission tabled this proposal on 10 December 2020. The plenary of the European Parliament adopted a negotiating position on 10 March 2022, followed by the Council of the European Union on 17 March.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Energy, Environment, Internal Markets, Mobility and Transport|
|Subject Tags||Manufacturing, Sustainable Development, Waste|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|