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Governance of the energy union [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Alex Benjamin Wilson (2nd edition),

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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 proposal is under consideration in Parliament and Council. Parliament has given joint responsibility to the ITRE and ENVI committees, and a draft report has been published. The committee vote is scheduled for 27 November 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: Final vote in joint committee meeting

Stage: Committee vote


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