European Commission Warns Italy, Spain Over Failing to Comply with Renewable Energy Rules
From Solar Server
The European Commission (EC) has formally requested that Italy and Spain take action to bring their renewable energy laws into compliance with European directives, which require that nations source 20% of their total energy needs from renewables by 2020.
The body has issued a “Reasoned Opinion”, and if Italy and Spain do not take steps to align their policies with directive 2009/28/EC within two months, the Commission may decide to refer the matter to the European Court of Justice. The Association of Renewable Energy Producers (APPA, Spain) has praised the ruling.
“APPA warned last April that Spain is one of the nations that fails to a greater extent to meet its goals for a percentage of renewables in 2020, according to a report published by the European Commission and commissioned from a consortium led by the Ecofys consultancy to analyze the situation of the Member States relating to the transposition of this directive,” noted APPA in a press statement.
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