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Transparency Platform

Article 24 of the Directive 2009/28/EC on Renewable Energy requires the European Commission (EC) to establish an online public Transparency Platform. The platform serves to facilitate and promote cooperation between Member States, in particular concerning statistical transfers referred and joint projects.

  • Article 22 of Directive 2009/28/EC on Renewable requires Member States to submit a report to the EC on progress in the promotion and use of energy from renewable sources by 31 December 2011, and every two years thereafter. The sixth report, to be submitted by 31 December 2021, shall be the last report required.
  • Article 19(2) of the Directive 2009/28/EC on Renewable Energy requires Member States to submit a report, first due by December 2010,  to the EC on progress emissions from cultivation (including a list of areas on their territory where GHG emissions from crop cultivation can be expected to be at or below average, as set out in Annex V, part D. The report is required to describe the method and data used.
  • Article 19(4) of the Directive 2009/28/EC on Renewable Energy required the EC to report on the feasibility of drawing up lists of areas in third countries with low greenhouse gas emissions from cultivation. 
  • Article 4 of Directive 2009/28/EC on Renewable Energy requires Member States to submit national renewable energy Action Plans by 30 June 2010. These plans, to be prepared in accordance with the template published by the EC, provide detailed roadmaps of how each Member State expects to reach its legally binding 2020 target for the share of renewable energy in their final energy consumption. 
    Each Member State shall publish and notify to the EC, six months before its national renewable energy action plan is due, a forecast document. That forecast shall be updated in the reports of the Member States as set out in Article 22. 
  • Article 17 of Directive 2009/28/EC on Biomass Sustainability provides that the EC should report on requirements for a sustainability scheme for energy uses of biomass other than biofuels and bioliquids (i.e. solid and gaseous fuels in electricity, heating and cooling).