Renewable energy progress report

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Series Details COM (2019) 225
Publication Date 09/04/2019
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Report presented on 9 April 2019 by the European Commission on the progress made up to 2017 in the deployment of renewable energy in the European Union.

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This report provides the latest insights into progress made up to 2017 towards the 20% target for renewable energy in 2020 and addresses other European Commission reporting obligations under Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (RED I) and Directive (EU) 2015/1513 on indirect land use change (ILUC).

The report builds on the Member States renewable energy progress reports covering the period 2015-16, as well as complementary technical analysis made in the course of 2018. It also includes an overview of the potential in terms of co-operation mechanisms and assessments of the administrative frameworks and biofuels sustainability.


Renewable energy is at the core of the Energy Union’s priorities. Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (RED I) is a central element in the Energy Union policy and a key driver for meeting the renewable energy targets for 2020.

With the entry into force of Directive (EU) 2018/2001 (RED II) in December 2018, a new future-proof framework is established towards meeting the binding Union target of at least 32% renewable energy in gross final energy consumption by 2030.

This framework will build on the progress being achieved under the current Directive including inter alia the obligation for Member States to keep the 2020 targets as baseline of their respective trajectories for the next decade.

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