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Common Energy Policy

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Revised Energy Efficiency Directive [EU Legislation in Progress]

On 30 November 2016, the European Commission presented a proposal for a revised Energy Efficiency Directive, as part of the Clean Energy package. Continue reading

Governance of the energy union [EU Legislation in Progress]

The Commission proposed a regulation on governance of the energy union, as part of its Clean Energy package (30 November 2016). Continue reading

New rules for the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) [EU Legislation in Progress]

On 30 November 2016, the European Commission presented a legislative proposal for a regulation on the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), as part of the ‘clean energy for all Europeans’ legislative package. Continue reading

Internal market for electricity [EU Legislation in Progress]

On 30 November 2016, the European Commission presented a legislative proposal for a regulation on the internal market for electricity, as part of a comprehensive legislative package on the energy union. The proposed regulation is aimed at making the electricity market fit for more flexibility, decarbonisation and innovation, by providing for undistorted market signals. Continue reading

Promotion of renewable energy sources in the EU: EU policies and Member State approaches

Written by Gregor Erbach, The development of renewable energy sources (RES) is a priority for the EU. One of the goals of the Energy Union strategy is to make the EU the world leader in renewable energies. Renewable energy comprises a wide variety of energy sources. The most important RES in the EU are wood … Continue reading

Intergovernmental agreements with non-EU countries in the field of energy [Policy Podcast]

Written by Gregor Erbach, In February 2016, the Commission proposed a decision that would require Member States to submit draft intergovernmental agreements (IGA) with non-EU countries in the field of energy to it before they are signed. The Commission would then check whether they are compliant with EU law, and Member States would have to … Continue reading

A New Deal for energy consumers

Written by Alex Wilson, On 15 July 2015, the European Commission adopted a Communication on Delivering a New Deal for energy consumers (‘New Deal’), as part of the Summer Energy Package. The New Deal is one of several consumer-related actions envisaged in the Energy Union strategy, and is designed to inform future actions in this … Continue reading

EU 2030 climate and energy framework

The Commission adopted the Green paper “A 2030 framework for climate and energy policies” (procedure file in the EP Legislative Observatory) in March 2013. The key objectives are “reducing greenhouse gas emission, securing energy supply and supporting growth, competitiveness and jobs through a high technology, cost efficient approach”. It takes into account the longer-term perspectives to 2050 … Continue reading

What’s happening on energy in the EU?

The aims of the EU energy policy are set in article 194 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. They include reducing energy consumption, implementing the internal energy market, developing new and renewable forms of energy, promoting the interconnection of energy networks, improving technology, protecting consumers and reinforcing the external dimension. The … Continue reading

Shale gas in Europe: prospects and risks

6 language versions available in pdf format Schiefergas in Europa: Möglichkeiten und Risiken El gas de esquisto en Europa: perspectivas y riesgos Gaz de schiste en Europe: risques et perspectives Il gas di scisto in Europa: le prospettive e i rischi Gaz łupkowy w Europie. Perspektywy i zagrożenia Shale gas in Europe: prospects and risks … Continue reading

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