|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Energy|
|Series Details||COM (2020) 824|
|Content Type||Blog & Commentary, News, Policy-making|
Legislative initiative tabled by the European Commission on 15 December 2020, revising rules for trans-European energy (TEN-E) infrastructure. It repeals Regulation (EU) No 347/2013, also know as the TEN-E Regulation.
The TEN-E Regulation adopted in 2013 set out rules for the timely development and interoperability of trans-European energy networks. It helped achieve the European Union's energy policy objectives by laying down rules for identifying and developing Projects of Common Interest (PCIs). It also required Member States to streamline permit granting procedures for PCIs and provided for regulatory assistance, rules and guidance for cross-border allocation of costs and risk-related incentives and the conditions to access financing from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).
Energy infrastructure is seen as a key enabler for the energy transition, as reflected in the European Commission’s Communications on the European Green Deal and on A Clean Planet for All. While the objectives of the 2013 TEN-E Regulation remained largely valid, the framework no longer reflected the expected changes to the energy system resulting from a new political context and in particular the upgraded 2030 climate targets, as well as the 2050 climate neutrality objective under the European Green Deal. The revised TEN-E is particularly aiming at:
The draft law was tabled by the European Commission on 15 December 2020. The Council of the European Union adopted its general approach on 11 June 2021, followed by the European Parliament during the first plenary session of October 2021. An informal agreement between the co-legislators on a compromise text for this proposal was reached on 15 December 2021. This was formally endorsed by the Parliament on 5 April 2022 and by the Council on 16 May.
|Subject Categories||Energy, Internal Markets|
|Subject Tags||Climate Change, Energy Infrastructure|
|Keywords||Trans-European Networks for Energy [TEN-E]
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|