MILAN – After 15 hours of negotiations, the EU institutions have reached an agreement on the new one directive to promote and regulate energies renewable. The chord increases to 42.5% the EU target for 2030 for the portion of final electricity consumption that will have to be covered by renewable sources. He made it known Markus Pieper (EPP, Germany) rapporteur of the provision for the European Parliament.
The mandatory contribution of renewable salt not only compared to the current 32%, but also to what the Commission proposed in the 2021 climate package (40%). With the RePower EU, the EU Executive had proposed 45%. Among the other elements of the chord according to Pieper, is theacceleration of permits. Biomass energy production will remain 100% renewable. “A good day for Europe’s energy transition”, comments the German MEP.
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“I welcome the provisional agreement with the Parliament and the Council on an enhanced set of rules on renewable energy. We have reached an ambitious compromise. The new renewables directive it is an important step in the realization of the Green Deal and the RePower Eu”, commented the European Commissioner for Energy in a tweet Kadri Simson.
In the accord of the night enters, moreover, also hydrogen produced from nuclear energy: it was Paris that obtained that atomic energy be counted for the decarbonisation of industry, however – specified the German MEP Markus Pieper at the head of the negotiations – there are “strong limits”. The compromise calls for 42% of hydrogen to come from renewable fuels of non-biological origin by 2030 and 60% by 2035. Countries will still be able to cover 20% of these quotas using nuclear production under certain conditions. The 20% ‘discount’ on renewable hydrogen via nuclear generation can be obtained if two conditions are met: if the Member State that wants to use the atom is in line with the EU’s overall binding renewable energy target ; and if the share of hydrogen from fossil fuels consumed in the country does not exceed 23% in 2030 and 20% in 2035.