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Governance of the energy union [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Alex Benjamin Wilson (3rd edition),

Updated on 16.03.2018

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The Commission proposed a regulation on governance of the energy union, as part of its Clean Energy package (30 November 2016). The proposal aims to simplify the process of monitoring progress and addressing weaknesses in implementing the goals of Energy Union, in particular the 2030 EU targets on renewables, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions. National energy and climate plans are to be prepared for the 2021-2030 period, followed by progress reports. Both plans and reports will use binding templates, and gain early input from the Commission. The proposed regulation envisages national and EU registries and inventories on greenhouse gas emissions for the post-2020 period as a means to assess progress in meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The ITRE and ENVI committees produced a joint report, which was adopted on 7 December 2017. Parliament subsequently adopted a set of amendments to the proposal on 17 January 2018, which will serve as the basis for Parliament to enter into trilogue negotiations with the Council and the Commission. The Council adopted its general approach on 18 December 2017.

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Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Governance of the Energy Union, amending Directive 94/22/EC, Directive 98/70/EC, Directive 2009/31/EC, Regulation (EC) No 663/2009, Regulation (EC) No 715/2009, Directive 2009/73/EC, Council Directive 2009/119/EC, Directive 2010/31/EU, Directive 2012/27/EU, Directive 2013/30/EU and Council Directive (EU) 2015/652 and repealing Regulation (EU) No 525/2013
Committees responsible: Industry, Research, Energy (ITRE) and Environment, Public Health, Food Safety (ENVI) jointly under Rule 55 COM(2016) 759 of 30.11.2016

procedure ref.: 2016/0375(COD)

Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)

Co- rapporteurs: Claude Turmes (Greens/EFA, Luxembourg)
Michèle Rivasi (Greens/EFA, France)
Next steps expected: Trilogue negotiations

Stage: Trilogue

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