Lípidos Santiga v. Commission
Jurisdiction: European Court of Justice
Principle law(s): Directive (EU) 2018/2001 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and Supplementing Regulation 2019/807
Side A: Lípidos Santiga (Corporation)
Side B: European Union Commission (Government)
Core objectives: Whether a EU regulation on renewable energy unlawfully excluded palm oil for biofuels from the EU market.
SummaryThis case relates to the European Union’s directives on renewable sources of fuel. In 2018, the EU adopted Directive (EU) 2018/2001. The directive relates to the EU’s goal of 32% share of renewable energy by 2030. In the transport sector, Member States must require fuel suppliers to supply a minimum of 14% of the energy consumed as renewable energy by 2030. The Regulation (EU) 2019/807 of 13 March 2019 , adopted in 2019, defined, among other things, how to calculate high indirect land-use change-risk (high ILUC-risk) feedstock for biofuels, bioliquids and biomass fuels. In the appellant’s view, the regulation effectively excluded palm oil biofuels from the EU market.
Related laws and policies
Directive (EU) 2018/2001 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and Supplementing Regulation 2019/807
This document establishes a common framework for the promotion of energy from renewable sources. It sets a binding Union target for the overall share of energy from renewable sources in the Union's gross final consumption of energy in 2030. It also lays down rules on financial support for electri...