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Renewable Energy: Belgium and Estonia called upon to comply with EU renewable energy rules

Today the Commission has formally requested Belgium and Estonia to take action to ensure full compliance with EU rules on renewables.


The European Commission has sent reasoned opinions to Belgium and Estonia for not informing the Commission about the full transposition of the Renewable Energy Directive (Directive 2009/28/EC). The Renewable Energy Directive had to be implemented by Member States by 5 December 2010. However, Belgium and Estonia have not informed the Commission of all the necessary transposition measures for fully transposing the Directive into their national legislation. If the two Member States do not comply with their legal obligation within two months, the Commission may decide to refer them to the Court of Justice. These two reasoned opinions complement similar procedures involving Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Slovenia, Latvia and the Netherlands.

Source: Energy DG Newsletter 30.5.2013