- December 15, 2022
Green Deal: EU agrees new law on more sustainable and circular batteries to support EU's energy transition and competitive industry
The Commission welcomes the provisional political agreement reached between the European Parliament and the Council aiming to make all batteries placed on the EU market more sustainable, circular and safe. The agreement builds on the Commission's proposal from December 2020 and addresses the social, economic and environmental matters related to all types of batteries.
A key achievement under the European Green Deal, the new law brings forward both the circular economy and zero pollution ambitions of the EU by making batteries sustainable throughout their entire lifecycle – from the sourcing of materials to their collection, recycling and repurposing. In the current energy context, the new rules establish an essential framework to foster further development of a competitive sustainable battery industry, which will support Europe's clean energy transition and independence from fuel imports. Batteries are also a key technology that plays a central role in advancing EU's climate neutrality by 2050.CONTINUE READING ON: ec.europa.eu