The Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) is a legislative framework established by the European Union (EU) to promote the use of renewable energy sources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the EU energy sector. Introduced in December 2018, REDII sets binding targets for each EU member state to ensure that at least 32% of their final energy consumption comes from renewable sources by the year 2030.
REDII builds upon its predecessor, the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), with the aim of aligning the EU’s energy policies with its commitments under the Paris Agreement. The directive sets out various measures to stimulate the growth of renewable energy, including support schemes for the production and consumption of renewable energy, the promotion of renewable transport fuels, and the incorporation of renewable energy in heating and cooling systems.
To learn more about the Renewable Energy Directive (REDII), please visit the following websites:
1. European Commission – Renewable Energy Directive:
2. European Parliament – The Renewable Energy Directive: key elements:
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