Energy Council adopted new rules on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Governance

04 Dec

Today, the revised Energy Efficiency Directive, the revised Renewable Energy Directive and the new Governance Regulation were formally adopted at today’s Transport, Telecommunications & Energy Council, following on from the strong support that all three dossiers got from MEPs at last month’s European Parliament Plenary session.

“These three dossiers are central to achieving our climate goals – in terms of defining our targets for 2030. Coming just after the Commission outlined its long-term strategy for emissions reduction, today’s adoption sends a further strong signal to climate talks in Katowice underlining the EU’s commitment to meeting our Paris Agreement objectives.” explained Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete.

Today’s decision means that means that the EU has now adopted four of the eight legislative acts which make up the Clean Energy for All Europeans package, published by the European Commission on 30 November 2016. This package is a key element in one of the Juncker Commission’s priorities – “a resilient Energy Union and a forward-looking climate change policy”, aimed at giving Europeans access to secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy and making the European Union world leader in renewable energy.