Irish face EC fine for RE laws

The European Commission has referred Ireland to the EU Court of Justice for failing to fully integrate the 2020 renewables directive into its national legislation.

The announcement comes just one day after the Commission confirmed it will not propose a new binding renewable-energy target on EU member states for 2030, although the EU’s 20% target for 2020 – with differentiated but legally binding targets for each country – remains in place.

Ireland follows Austria, Poland and Cyprus in having been referred to the Court of Justice for failing to fully “transpose” 2009’s Renewable Energy Directive into national legislation, with other member states likely to follow as 2020 draws nearer.

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