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The EU gives another two months to Spain to fully apply the green directive

Date: March 22, 2023 Time: 22:23:36

The European Commission (EC) has given Spain another two months on Thursday to fully transpose the Directive on renewable energy in the electricity, heating and refrigeration, and transport sectors, after a delay of almost seven months .

If Spain does not comply with this requirement, according to Efe, Brussels may decide to take the matter before the Court of Justice of the European Union, the Community Executive informed in a statement today. The Commission today allowed Spain to send a reasoned opinion for not having completed the transposition of European standards to promote the use of renewable sources in various sectors.

The directive in question establishes a binding target in the EU for 2030 of at least 32% renewable energy. The regulation includes measures to ensure that support for renewable energy is cost-effective and simplifies administrative procedures for projects.

In the heating, refrigeration and transport sectors

Also, facilitate citizen participation in the energy transition and set specific targets to increase the share of renewable energy in the heating and cooling and transport sectors by 30 June 2021.

In July 2021, the Commission sent a letter of formal notice to Spain, but to date it has only partially transposed the directive. You now have two months to fulfill the transposition obligation and notify the Commission.

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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