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ClientEarth welcomes the European Commission’s initiative to revise Directive (EU) 2018/2001 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources ("REDII"). We acknowledge the importance of the main objective of the revision initiative: to ensure that renewable energy contributes sufficiently to achieving a higher EU climate ambition.
However, as stated in the Inception Impact Assessment, the revision initiative should also serve for translating into legal measures some actions proposed in the European Green Deal and the Strategies adopted pursuant to it (such as the Energy System Integration Strategy, the Hydrogen Strategy or the Renovation Wave). This initiative is also an opportunity to review other parts of the REDII and to introduce new measures as appropriate to reflect the European Green Deal objectives.