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Communication [...]the Renewable Energy Progress Report: Commission Report in accordance with Article 3 of Directive 2001/77/EC, Article 4(2) of Directive 2003/30/EC and on the implementation of the EU Biomass [...], COM(2009) 192 final

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Abstract

Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament the Renewable Energy Progress Report: Commission Report in accordance with Article 3 of Directive 2001/77/EC, Article 4(2) of Directive 2003/30/EC and on the implementation of the EU Biomass Action Plan, COM(2005)628, COM(2009) 192 final
In 1997 the Commission published a White Paper on renewable energy which announced a target to double the European Union's renewable energy share to 12% by 2010. The creation of this renewable energy policy was founded on the need to address sustainability concerns surrounding climate change and air pollution, improve the security of Europe's energy supply and develop Europe's competitiveness and industrial and technological innovation. The White Paper also announced a renewable energy strategy and action plan, highlighting the need to develop all renewable energy resources, create stable policy frameworks and improve planning regimes and electricity grid access for renewable energy.
A key element of the action plan was the establishment of European legislation to provide a stable policy framework and clarify the expected development of renewable energy in each Member State. The two key pieces of legislation (Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC) set indicative 2010 targets for all Member States and required actions to improve the growth, development and access of renewable energy. In addition, a Biomass Action Plan was adopted in 20052 to focus attention on the specific need for Member States to develop Europe's biomass resources.

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Record Number: 9857 / Last updated on: 2009-07-22
Category: COM DOCUMENT