Showing posts from June, 2019

Dutch Cabinet Presents `Climate Accord´

After 2 years of societal discussion the Dutch `Climate Accord´ (Klimaatakkoord), which had been released by the end of 2018, has been accepted by the Dutch government. The key point of the plan is the aim to reduce Co2 emissions to almost zero by 2050, compared to 1990 levels. The `Climate Accord´consist of hundreds of measures. The 3 most important ones will be outlined in this post. The final document can be found here (Dutch language version only).

Fundamentals of EU Energy Law Amended - `Clean Energy For All Europeans´ Package

On 14 June 2019 the last parts of the `Clean Energy For All Europeans´- package have been published in the Official Journal of the EU and went into force. Based on Commission proposals published in November 2016, the clean energy for all Europeans package has now been published in full. After political agreement by the Council and the European Parliament in 2018 and early 2019, enabling all of the new rules to be in force by mid-2019, EU countries have 1-2 years to transpose the new directives into national law.