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

The following Environment guidance 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
  • EU level binding renewables target
  • New framework for renewables in the Electricity Sector
  • Mainstreaming renewables in the Heating and Cooling Sector
  • Decarbonising the Transport Sector
  • more

Title Directive 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 Force 24 December 2018
Transposition Deadline 30 June 2021 (Article 36 of Directive 2018/2001/EC)
Amendments n/a
Codecision procedure Procedure 2016/0382/COD
Subject Renewable energy

Brexit impact

This Practice Note contains information on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU at 11 pm on 31 January 2020 (exit day). As of 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. For further reading, see Practice Note: Brexit—introduction to the Withdrawal Agreement.

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