Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC—snapshot
Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado
Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC—snapshot

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

  • Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC—snapshot
  • Brexit impact
  • Purpose of the Directive
  • Scope of the Directive
  • Main changes to the Directive
  • Definitions
  • National targets and measures
  • National renewable energy action plans (NREAP)
  • Cooperation mechanisms
  • Cooperation between MS
  • More...

TitleDirective 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC (Renewable Energy Directive (RED)).
Entry into force25 June 2009 (Article 28 of Directive 2009/28/EC (RED))
Transposition deadline05 December 2010 (Article 27 of Directive 2009/28/EC (RED))
AmendmentsCouncil Directive 2013/18/EU of 13 May 2013 adapting RED, by reason of the accession of the Republic of Croatia. NB. The Directive only inserted the targets for renewables for Croatia in Annex 1, part A.
Directive (EU) 2015/1513 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 September 2015 amending Directive 98/70/EC relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels and amending RED (Text with EEA relevance).
An informal consolidated version of RED and these amendments is provided by EUR-Lex—consolidation of RED. This is provided by EUR-Lex purely as a documentation tool and therefore should not be relied upon.
Directive (EU 2018/2001) on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast) (RED II) came into force on 24 December 2018. This recasts RED and will repeal it with effect from 1 July 2021. For more on RED II, see Practice Note: Background to Proposal for a new Renewable Energy Directive 2018/2001/EC—Snapshot.
England and Wales implementation• Biofuel (Labelling) (Amendment) Regulations 2009,

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