EU renewables law should be flexible on heating – France and Germany

The revised EU Renewable Energy Directive should set general objectives for the heating and cooling sector but leave the specifics to the member states, France and Germany have said

The revised EU Renewable Energy Directive should set general objectives for the heating and cooling sector but leave the specifics to the member states, France and Germany have said.

In a joint paper, seen by ENDS, the governments argued that the directive should leave enough leeway for different developments in member states to account for national, regional and local conditions.

In the buildings sector, the paper called for a two-pronged strategy reducing energy consumption on the one hand and increasing the share of renewable energy sources for the remaining energy demand.

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