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Commission takes Cyprus to court on energy matters

THE European Court of Justice announced Tuesday it has received the appeal of the European Commission against Cyprus for Nicosia’s failure to integrate the EU directive on renewable energy in national law.

The Commission recommends the imposition of a daily penalty of €11,404.80 from the date of the publication of the judgment.

EU Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of the EU concerns the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and sets obligatory national targets for the overall share of energy from renewable sources in gross final energy consumption and the share of energy from renewable sources in transport.

The EU has committed itself to reach a 20 per cent share of renewable energy in final energy consumption and to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent as compared to 1990 levels by 2020.

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