Country:European Union
Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:1999
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:
Agency:European Commission, DG Energy and Transport

The European Commission announced its intention to put forward a draft proposal for a directive on the promotion of electricity from renewable energy sources in the internal electricity market (subsequently postponed). The aim would be to draw around 22% of total power consumption in the EU from renewable energy sources by 2010, from around 14% in 1999. The proposal would be part of an effort to reach the indicative target of 12% of total primary energy in the EU coming from renewable energy sources in 2010 put forth by the Commissions White Paper in 1997 and backed by the Council in 1998. Part of the expected EU directive concentrating on renewable energies is to include elements related to the feeding of electricity generated by CHP back into grids. It will not, however, include CHP directly and there are no plans for a separate directive to be issued on co-generation.

This record is superseded by:Proposal for a Directive for the Promotion of Electricity Produced from Renewable Energy Sources

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