The European Parliament recently approved the revision of key legislations for the energy sector, namely the Governance Regulation, the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), to make them fit for the challenges and commitments of the next decade, up to 2030. The associations representing the renewable heating and cooling (RES-H&C) industries welcome the efforts of the rapporteurs and political groups that have strived for a better compromise on the initial text proposed in 2016 by the European Commission.
Renewable Energy Directive
Most notably, the Renewable Energy Directive sets an adequate level of ambition with an annual increase of the RES share in H&C of 2 percentage points in the next decade. Yet, as Member States are not held to a binding target for such a critical sector and retain important flexibility and loopholes, uncertainty for renewables in heating and cooling remains.