Background to Renewable Energy Directive 2018/2001/EC
Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado
Background to Renewable Energy Directive 2018/2001/EC

The following Energy practice note Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Background to Renewable Energy Directive 2018/2001/EC
  • Brexit impact
  • Background to RED II
  • RED II path to adoption
  • Purpose of RED II
  • Scope of RED II
  • RED II in a nutshell
  • RED II main aspects
  • EU level binding renewables target
  • New framework for renewables in the Electricity Sector
  • More...

TitleDirective 2018/2001/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast) (RED II)
Entry into Force24 December 2018 (Article 38)
Transposition Deadline30 June 2021 (Article 36)
SubjectRenewable energy

Brexit impact

As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but it has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a Member State for many purposes. 11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. Any changes relevant to this content will be set out below.

For information on how leaving the EU will affect Great Britain’s (GB) renewable energy sector, see Practice Note: Energy and Brexit—renewable energy, which tracks the key publications and announcements made to date in relation to Brexit and the Great Britain (GB) renewable energy sector. It also provides brief explanation of the key areas where Brexit will have an identified and direct legal impact on the renewables sector. It includes focus

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