United in delivering the Energy Union and Climate Action: Setting the foundations for a successful clean energy transition

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Series Details COM (2019) 285
Publication Date 18/06/2019
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Communication presented on 18 June 2019 by the European Commission assessing Member States' draft plans to implement the EU's Energy Union objectives, and in particular the agreed EU 2030 energy and climate targets.

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For the first time, all Member States have prepared draft integrated National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). This Communication analyses the draft NECPs and looks at their aggregated effects in reaching the EU Energy Union objectives and 2030 targets. It complements the detailed analyses at national and European level , and the specific Recommendations addressed to each Member State. Together these will help Member States finalise their NECPs by the end of 2019.

The Commission's assessment finds that the national plans already represent significant efforts but points to several areas where there is room for improvement, notably as concerns targeted and individualised policies to ensure the delivery of the 2030 targets and to stay on the path towards climate neutrality in the longer term.

The European Union is the first major economy to put in place a legally binding framework to deliver on its pledges under the Paris Agreement. Yet, with plans currently falling short both in terms of renewables and energy efficiency contributions, reaching the EU's overall climate and energy goals will require a collective step up of ambition.


Member States are required, under the new Regulation on the governance of the Energy Union and climate action, which entered into force on 24 December 2018, to establish a 10-year national energy and climate plan for the period from 2021 to 2030. The Energy Governance Regulation was adopted as part of the Clean Energy for all Europeans package.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=COM:2019:285:FIN
Related Links
EUR-Lex: SWD(2019)212: Commission Staff Working Document accompanying COM(2019)285 https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=SWD:2019:212:FIN
EUR-Lex: SWD(2019)213: Commission Staff Working Document accompanying COM(2019)285 https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=SWD:2019:213:FIN
European Commission: Press Release, 18/06/2019: Energy Union: Commission calls on Member States to step up ambition in plans to implement Paris agreement http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-19-2993_en.htm

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