EU Parliament decides about future of renewable energies

17 January 2018, the European Parliament voted for a 35% share of renewable energy of the total consumption, a 35% improvement in energy efficiency and a 12% share of renewable energy in the transport sector by 2030. First generation biofuels (made from food and feed crops) should be capped to 2017 levels with a maximum of 7% in road and rail transport. From 2021 palm oil should be banned. The share of advanced biofuels (annex IX) will have to be at least 1.5% in 2021, rising to 10% in 2030. By 2022 90% of the fuel stations should be equipped with high power recharging points for electric vehicles.

The final decision about the Revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) will be made by EU Parliament, EU Council and EU Commission in a Trilog which might take months.

Press Release of the European Parliament