Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Governance of the Energy Union was part of the Winter Energy Package announced by the European Commission in November 2016.

         
          
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The said legislative initiative has been adopted by the European Parliament and of the Council on 11 December 2018 as the Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action.

 

On 21 December 2018 the Regulation has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

 

The aims of this legislative piece are to simplify the process of monitoring and to address weaknesses in implementing the goals of Energy Union, in particular the 2030 EU targets on renewables, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions (it integrates 31 planning, reporting and monitoring obligations, and deletes a further 23 obligations).

 

According to the Regulation, national energy and climate plans (NECPs) are to be prepared for the 2021-2030 period, followed by progress reports.

 

Both plans and reports must use binding templates, and gain early input from the European Commission.

 

The Regulation envisages national and EU registries and inventories on greenhouse gas emissions for the post-2020 period as a means to assess progress in meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

 

The Regulation obliges each EU Member State to produce an integrated national plan for energy and climate by 1 January 2019, covering the 2021-2030 period.

 

A binding template is provided in the annex to the Regulation.

 

The Regulation is directly applicable in all EU Member States, thereby ensuring comparability in their national energy and climate plans and reports.

 

Before the adoption of the said Regulation, the planning, reporting and monitoring obligations of the EU energy and climate acquis were dispersed across a wide range of legislation, approved at diferent times in order to meet various objectives.

 

Each item of legislation had its own set of such obligations and separate reporting requirements existed for all key legislation under the energy and climate acquis.

 

The main steps in the legislative procedure covered, in particular:

 

1. the Joint Report of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) and Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) adopted on 11 January 2018 (A8-0402/2017), which proposed to increase the frequency of the integrated plans, to oblige these to include provisions on energy poverty, to plan for a longer-term perspective (until 2050), and facilitate regional cooperation on RES infrastructure; and 

 

2. Provisional Agreement Resulting from Interinstitutional Negotiations of 29 June 2018, which, inter alia:

 

- established an e-platform for reporting of national plans and associated data, and requires this to be operational by 1 January 2020,


- introduced an additional obligation on Member States to prepare long-term climate and energy strategies with a 30-year perspective, which would focus on meeting the goals of the UNFCCC Paris Climate Change Agreement,


- obliged the European Commission to draft a strategic plan for methane and to establish an EU-level renewable-energy financing mechanism.

 

 

 

 

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14 July 2021

 

European Commission Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive (EU) 2018/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Directive 98/70/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the promotion of energy from renewable sources, and repealing Council Directive (EU) 2015/652, COM(2021) 557 final

 

9 June 2021

 

Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on ‘Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions — 2020 report on the State of the Energy Union pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 on Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action’ (COM(2020) 950 final) and on ‘Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions — An EU-wide assessment of National Energy and Climate Plans: Driving forward the green transition and promoting economic recovery through integrated energy and climate planning’ (COM(2020) 564 final), (2021/C 220/04)
 

14.10.2020

 

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the State of the Energy Union pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 on Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action, COM(2020) 950 final

 

15 September 2020

 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1294 of 15 September 2020 on the Union renewable energy financing mechanism


7 August 2020

 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1208 of 7 August 2020 on structure, format, submission processes and review of information reported by Member States pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 749/2014

 

5 February 2020

 

Public consultation - Draft Commission Implementing Regulation on structure, format, submission processes and review of information reported by Member States pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 749/2014

 

21 December 2018

 

Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action, amending Regulations (EC) No 663/2009 and (EC) No 715/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Directives 94/22/EC, 98/70/EC, 2009/31/EC, 2009/73/EC, 2010/31/EU, 2012/27/EU and 2013/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Directives 2009/119/EC and (EU) 2015/652 and repealing Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council published in the Official Journal of the European Union

 

13 November 2018

 

Commission welcomes European Parliament adoption of key files of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package 

 

29 June 2018

 

Coreper letter confirming interinstitutional agreement

 

European Parliament, Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, Provisional Agreement Resulting from Interinstitutional Negotiations on the Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Governance of the Energy Union, amending Directive 94/22/EC, Directive 98/70/EC, Directive 2009/31/EC, Regulation (EC) No 663/2009, Regulation (EC) No 715/2009, Directive 2009/73/EC, Council Directive 2009/119/EC, Directive 2010/31/EU, Directive 2012/27/EU, Directive 2013/30/EU and Council Directive (EU) 2015/652 and repealing Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 (COM(2016)0759 – C8-0497/2016 – 2016/0375(COD)

 

20 June 2018

 

political agreement on the governance of the Energy Union was reached between negotiators from the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council

 

 

17 January 2018

 

Amendments adopted by the European Parliament on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Governance of the Energy Union, amending Directive 94/22/EC, Directive 98/70/EC, Directive 2009/31/EC, Regulation (EC) No 663/2009, Regulation (EC) No 715/2009, Directive 2009/73/EC, Council Directive 2009/119/EC, Directive 2010/31/EU, Directive 2012/27/EU, Directive 2013/30/EU and Council Directive (EU) 2015/652 and repealing Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 (COM(2016)0759 – C8-0497/2016 – 2016/0375(COD))

 

11 January 2018

 

Report of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) and Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) on the proposal on governance of the Energy Union (A8-0402/2017)

 

30 November 2016

 

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Governance of the Energy Union, amending Directive 94/22/EC, Directive 98/70/EC, Directive 2009/31/EC, Regulation (EC) No 663/2009, Regulation (EC) No 715/2009, Directive 2009/73/EC, Council Directive 2009/119/EC, Directive 2010/31/EU, Directive 2012/27/EU, Directive 2013/30/EU and Council Directive (EU) 2015/652 and repealing Regulation (EU) No 525/2013, COM(2016) 759 final 2016/0375 (COD) and Annexes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action, amending Regulations (EC) No 663/2009 and (EC) No 715/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Directives 94/22/EC, 98/70/EC, 2009/31/EC, 2009/73/EC, 2010/31/EU, 2012/27/EU and 2013/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Directives 2009/119/EC and (EU) 2015/652 and repealing Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council

 

 

 

 

 

  

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National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs)

 

Reports on the State of the Energy Union

 

Legislative observatory file (OEIL) on the Governance of the Energy Union

  

European Commission website on the governance of the Energy Union

 

Governance of the Energy Union, European Parliament Briefing, EU legislation in progress

 

Germany’s Draft Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan