Public consultation for adoption of RES-supporting EU directive set to start

The energy ministry is preparing to launch public consultation leading to the adoption of an EU directive aiming to establish a common framework for the promotion of renewable energy through a binding target concerning the total share of renewable energy used in the EU by 2030 as a percentage of overall consumption.

The public consultation procedure is expected to begin within January.

Preliminary work for the related draft bill has been completed and delivered on time to the energy ministry by the law firm Fortsakis-Diakopoulos-Mylogiannis & Associates, the winning bidder of a tender for this project.

The EU directive, 2018/2001, will also set rules enabling financial support for electricity generated through RES sources, self-consumption, and use of renewable energy for heating, cooling, transportation, regional cooperation between member states and non-EU countries, administrative practices, information systems and education.