Fourth report on the state of the Energy Union

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Series Details COM (2019) 175
Publication Date 09/04/2019
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Report presented on 9 April 2019 by the European Commission showing that the Commission has fully delivered on its vision of an Energy Union strategy guaranteeing accessible, affordable, secure, competitive and sustainable energy for all Europeans.

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Building a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate and energy policy has been one of the political priorities of the Juncker Commission. This report takes stock of the successful implementation of what was but a vision in 2014 of a unified, interconnected, secure and sustainable Energy Union.

In parallel the Commission is also putting forward a report on the implementation of the strategic action plan on batteries and a communication for more efficient and democratic decision-making in EU energy and climate policy.


The Juncker Commission’s Energy Union project set out to give EU consumers secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy by overhauling Europe’s energy and climate policies. It also committed to making the EU the world leader on renewable energy, to placing energy efficiency first and to continuing to lead global efforts to fight climate change.

Four years on, the Energy Union is a reality. With strong support from the European Parliament, Member States and stakeholders, the Energy Union has made Europe more resilient and thoroughly modernised European policy on energy and climate in a number of essential ways.

Beyond energy and climate policy, the Energy Union is about a structural modernisation of the European economy. It promotes structural reform of energy and resource use in all key sectors: energy, with its central role; buildings; transport; industry; agriculture; and land use more generally.

The Energy Union is also an investment strategy, which has positive impacts on the economy and employment, and takes into consideration its impact on vulnerable regions and people. Through its focus on efficiency and domestic energy resources, it will strengthen the EU’s position in global markets.

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European Commission: Press Release, 09/04/2019: The Energy Union: from vision to reality
European Commission: Fact Sheet, 09/04/2019: The state of the Energy Union explained

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