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Preparation of a new Renewable Energy Directive for the post-2020 period

In its Energy Union Framework Strategy, the European Commission announced a new renewable energy package for the period after 2020, to include a new Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) for the period 2020-2030 and an updated EU bioenergy sustainability policy. This consultation covered the REDII aspects while the bioenergy sustainability policy will be covered by a separate consultation.

Objectives of the consultation

Current EU renewable energy rules are contained in the Renewable Energy Directive, which is designed to ensure that all EU countries meet their renewable energy target by 2020 and therefore contribute to EU's target of 20% share of renewable energy in overall energy consumption by 2020.

In October 2014 EU countries agreed to a new target of at least 27% renewables by 2030. As the current legislation will not be sufficient for this purpose, there is a need to modify the legislative framework to ensure a timely and cost effective achievement of the EU level binding target on renewables by 2030. 

In this consultation the European Commission sought views on what an EU regulatory framework on renewable energy should look like for the post-2020 period. The consultation closed on 10 February 2016. The results of this consultation, together with the results of the separate consultation launched by the Commission in July 2015 concerning energy market design, will inform the impact assessment for REDII.

Supporting papers

To download the documents which supported this consultation, please follow the links below.

CIBSE response

CIBSE did not submit a response to this consultation as there were no significant comments from CIBSE Members.