The European Commission decided to withdraw its plea from the European Court of Justice against Poland regarding irregularity to the Renewable Energy Directive.
If the plea was recognized, Poland would pay €61,000 fee per day.
“The Commission has decided to apply its normal practice – as set out in its Communication on the Implementation of Article 260(3) TFEU, which consists in withdrawing pending cases before the Court of Justice where only a daily penalty has been proposed, if the Member State complies with the obligation to transpose the Directive’s obligations into national law. In this specific case, Poland notified the full transposition of the Renewable Energy Directive on 29 January 2015,” the press release reads.
The directive sets a binding target of 20% final energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020. The EU countries have committed to reaching their own national renewables targets ranging from 10% to 49%.