Poland faces EU fine over renewables law

Poland should pay a daily penalty fee of €61,380 for failing to fully transpose the EU’s renewable energy law, according to an advisor to the EU court

Poland should pay a daily penalty fee of €61,380 for failing to fully transpose the EU’s renewable energy law, according to an advisor to the EU court.

It is over four years since the deadline by which Poland should have enacted the Renewable Energy Directive in its national law. Over the course of a year, the daily penalty proposed by the court’s advocate general on Thursday would add up to over €22m.

Polish governments have been working on a new renewable energy law to complete transposition since 2010. The draft text has gone through major overhauls including, most recently, a complete change in the proposed support system from feed-in-tariffs to state-organised tenders for renewable capacity.

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