The local and regional dimension must be fully taken into account in the massive rollout of renewable energies in the EU

​In this interview, Andries Gryffroy (BE/EA), Member of the Flemish Parliament, and the European Committee of the Regions rapporteur of the opinion ‘ Amending the Renewable Energy Directive to meet the new 2030 climate target ‘, adopted during the 27-29 April plenary session, answers four questions on the role of local and regional authorities in the revision of the Directive and their contribution to the EU’s energy independence. The opinion called on the European Commission to assess the feasibility of further raising the Directive’s targets, based on a detailed impact assessment that takes into account its asymmetric impact on regions across the EU.

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