The revised Directive EU/2023/2413 will enter into force as of 20 November 2023.
There will be an 18-month period to transpose most of the directive's provisions into national law, with a shorter deadline of July 2024 for some provisions related to permitting for renewables.
Expanding from the directives of 2009 and 2018, the updated directive includes more robust actions to maximize the use of all available opportunities for advancing and adopting renewable energy sources. This plays a crucial role in reaching the EU's goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2050 and bolstering Europe's energy security.
It sets an overall European renewable energy target of at least 42.5% binding at EU level by 2030 - but aiming for 45%.