Preparation of a new Renewable Energy Directive for the period after 2020

On 18 November the European Commission launched an European public Consultation entitled “Preparation of a new Renewable Energy Directive for the period after 2020”. 

The objective of this survey is to consult stakeholders and citizens on the new renewable energy directive (REDII) for the period 2020-2030, foreseen before the end of 2016. Later on, the bioenergy sustainability policy issue, which will form part as well of the new renewable energy package, will be covered by a separate public consultation.

For the period after 2020, binding national targets are replaced by a binding EU-level target of at least 27% renewable energy in final energy consumption by 2030 without sectorial targets or binding targets at national level. According to the EU Commission a new approach to target achievement therefore needs to be developed in a sustainable and cost-effective way. For this purpose, EU measures could be put in place and be designed to deliver on a number of objectives of the Energy Union:

A number of questions are posed in this respect, including under what circumstances EU measures could be used or activated, how to share potential costs in a fair and equitable way and how to ensure participation by all Member States.

For contributing at the EU Consultation: