EU action on batteries
Batteries are the fastest-growing storage technology will play a key role to meet the EU goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030.
The EU is stepping up its effort on batteries through an industrial push, a robust policy framework and vigorous research and innovation.
- 2001 Renewable Energy Directive
- 2006 Directive on batteries and waste batteries
- 2009 Revised Renewable Energy Directive; CO2 norms for cars and vans.
- 2014 Directive on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure.
- 2017 European Battery Alliance.
- 2018 New renewable energy targets and provisions on charging points in buildings; Interregional partnership on advanced battery materials.
- 2019 Batteries Europe technology platform and Business Investment Platform; Revision of electricity market rules; New CO2 norms in transport sector; Revised clean vehicles directive; First Important Project of Common European Interest on batteries.
- 2020 Proposal for EU Regulation on batteries and waste batteries.
- 2021 Second Important Project of Common European Interest on batteries; Public-private partnership on batteries under Horizon Europe; Legislative package to accommodate new 2030 target for emission reduction: Fit for 55.
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