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Directive (EU) 2018/2001 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources, Supplementing Regulation 2019/807 and Commission Implementing Regulation 2022/996

legislation type Legislative
Eu Directive
Passed in 2018
This document establishes a common framework for the promotion of energy from renewable sources. It sets a binding Union target for the overall share of energy from renewable sources in the Union's gross final consumption of energy in 2030. It also lays down rules on financial support for electricity from renewable sources, on self-consumption of such electricity, on the use of energy from renewable sources in the heating and cooling sector and in the transport sector, on regional cooperation between Member States, and between Member States and third countries, on guarantees of origin, on administrative procedures and on information and training. It also establishes sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions saving criteria for biofuels, bioliquids and biomass fuels.

Supplementing Regulation 2019/807 lays down the criteria for determining high indirect land-use change-risk feedstock for which a significant expansion of the production area into land with high carbon stock is observed and the certification of low indirect land-use change-risk biofuels, bioliquids and biomass fuels.

Commission Implementing Regulation 2022/996 lays down implementing rules to ensure that it is verified in an efficient and harmonised manner that economic operators:
(a) | comply with the sustainability criteria set in Article 29(2) to (7) of Directive (EU) 2018/2001;
(b) | provide accurate data on greenhouse gas emission savings for the purposes of Article 25(2) and Article 29(10) of Directive (EU) 2018/2001;
(c) | comply with the criteria for certification of low ILUC-risk biofuels, bioliquids and biomass fuels established by Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/807.


  • 14% renewable energy in transport sector by 2030
    Energy | Target year: 2030
  • annual 1.3% increase in renewable energy in heating and cooling sector
    Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
  • 32% renewable energy by 2030
    Energy | Target year: 2030

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