ENEP’s President, Kristof De Smet travelled to London last week to meet with the Society for the Environment's new Chief Executive - Dr Emma Wilcox.

The Fitness Check of monitoring and reporting obligations in environment policy aims at ensuring that environmental monitoring and reporting is fit for purpose: delivering the right information, at the right time and in an efficient way. It is likely to identify some additional information that is required but also some existing reporting requirements that can be scaled back or met in a more efficient (less burdensome) manner.

The European Commission launched a consultation on the functioning of the Auctioning Regulation governing the auctioning of emission allowances under the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS). As of 2019, the Market Stability Reserve is expected to lead to changes in annual auction volumes. Some technical amendments to the Auctioning Regulation are therefore needed. The consultation aims to collect stakeholders’ views on the technical aspects of the implementation of the Market Stability Reserve (Decision EU 1814/2015).

The European Commission wishes to consult interested stakeholders as part of its preparation for the new renewable energy directive (REDII) for the period 2020-2030, foreseen before the end of 2016.  The consultation is open until 10th February 2016.


The European Commission wishes to consult interested stakeholders as part of the Review of Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency (EED), foreseen for the second half of 2016. The Review has a targeted approach and will focus on Articles 1, 3, 6, 7, 9-11, 20 and 24, to assess these Articles in view of the 2030 energy efficiency target. 

The consultation is open until 29th January 2016