Energy Union

Energy Union – the plan to ensure that Europe has secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy – is celebrating its first anniversary! Much has already happened in the quest to make Energy Union a reality. And, of the back of the COP21 agreements 2016 is set be a big year for implementation with another series of implementing initiatives being brought forwards by the European Commission.

The European Commission will follow up on progress made on the EU’s energy union strategy annually, European Commission vice president Maroš Šefčovič said infront of Parliament on the 25th of February. Mr Šefčovič said he would start developing “a robust governance framework”, adding that the first ‘state of the energy union’ report would be presented before the end of this year. Mr. Šefčovič, who is in charge of the energy union, said the eagerly awaited strategy was “the most ambitious European energy project since the Coal and Steel Community”.