The European Commission decided to send a reasoned opinion to Poland due to the lack of full transposition into national law of EU rules on promoting the use of energy from renewable sources, the Commission said.

It is about the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) 2018/2001 of December 11, 2018 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources, i.e. RED II directive.

“This directive provides the legal framework for the development of renewable energy in the EU electricity, heating and cooling and transport sectors. It sets a binding EU-level renewable energy target of at least 32% and includes measures to ensure cost-effective promotion of renewable energy and simplification of administrative procedures for renewable energy projects, ‘the release reads.

The reasoned opinion, apart from Poland, was also sent to Croatia, Cyprus, Greece and Ireland. Luxembourg, Germany, Portugal, Romania and Hungary.

To date, Croatia, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Hungary have not provided the Commission with clear and precise information on which national laws transpose which provisions of the Directive, while Cyprus, Greece, Ireland and Luxembourg have only partially notified national measures transposing the Directive, recalled .

These countries now have two months to comply with the transposition obligation and notify the Commission. Otherwise, the Commission may decide to refer the cases to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

The transposition of the RED II Directive is being implemented in Poland as part of the draft act amending the act on renewable energy sources and certain other acts (RCL UC99 list number), the public consultation of which ended in March this year. So far, no updated version of the draft amendment has been published.

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