The Member States agreed on accelerated permitting rules for renewables:
Proposed by the Commission for REPower EU, agreement reached among the Member: this regulation will apply temporally, covering the time needed for the adoption and transposition of the Renewable Energy Directive.
This would allow new permitting procedures to benefit with immediate effect from a simplified assessment for specific derogations foreseen in EU environmental legislation.
The permit-granting process for the installation of heat pumps below 50MW shall not exceed one month, in case of ground-source heat pumps three months (+ simplified procedure for grid connection of smaller heat pumps). Member States agreed to give the possibility to apply the faster permitting rules for ongoing permit requests.