Renewables automatically of ‘overriding public interest’ – a counterproductive attack on EU nature legislation
Briefing | 14 November 2022
This briefing analyses the Commission’s proposal to declare renewables as automatically being of ‘overriding public interest’ in the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive under the REPowerEU legislative proposal. New rules would seriously undermine the Habitats, Birds and Water Framework Directives without significantly increasing overall renewables capacity.
The briefing also showcases case studies of poor renewables planning – the type of projects which would be much harder to prevent under the Commission’s proposals.