The Renewable Energy Directive was adopted by the European Parliament on Dec 17, 2008.
It establishes a common framework for the promotion of energy from renewable sources. It sets mandatory national targets for the overall share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy and for the share of energy from renewable sources in transport. It lays down rules relating to statistical transfers between Member States, joint projects between Member States and with third countries, guarantees of origin, administrative procedures, information and training and access to the electricity grid for energy from renewable sources. Read more from Rehva journal 1/2009.
The whole text of directive is available in most EU- languages at the website of DG TREN at European Commission: