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Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources - 23 April 2009

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The English version of the Renewable Energy Sources Directive (RES Directive), as published in the Official Journal of the EU.

The Directive 2009/28/EC on renewable energy, implemented by Member States by December 2010, sets ambitious targets for all Member States, such that the EU will reach a 20% share of energy from renewable sources by 2020 and a 10% share of renewable energy specifically in the transport sector.
It also improves the legal framework for promoting renewable electricity, requires national action plans that establish pathways for the development of renewable energy sources including bioenergy, creates cooperation mechanisms to help achieve the targets cost effectively and establishes the sustainability criteria for biofuels.

 

Summary of legislation:

This Directive establishes a common framework for the production and promotion of energy from renewable sources.

This Directive 2009/28/EC establishes a common framework for the use of energy from renewable sources in order to limit greenhouse gas emissions and to promote cleaner transport. To this end, national action plans are defined, as are procedures for the use of biofuels.

An extended summary can be found at:

http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/energy/renewable_energy/en0009_en.htm

 

The text of the Directive in all languages can be found at:

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX%3A32009L0028%3AEN%3ANOT

 

The English version of the Directive can be found at:

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2009:140:0016:0062:EN:PDF

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