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Updates from fourth trialogue for RED II

Friday, 01 June 2018

Kumara Rathnam

Almost two years ago, on 30 November 2016, the European Commission presented a proposal for a recast of the directive on the promotion of renewable energy sources, which is part of the broader 'Clean Energy for all Europeans' package (hereafter referred to as RED II). The European Parliament voted in favour of the RED II proposal on 17 January 2018. The European Council reached an agreement on 18 December 2017.

Since the legislative text adopted by the Parliament and the Council differ, the Parliament vote will act as the basis for inter-institutional negotiations (hereafter referred to as trialogues). The Bulgarian presidency has now been left in the difficult situation of trying to find a middle ground between the Commission’s radical changes and the Parliament’s more lenient approach (Please click here for the differences between the three versions and