Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings

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Provisional Agenda: Energy Council (11 June 2018)

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Official Journal (L Series): Recommendation No 1/2017 of the EU-Georgia Association Council of 20 November 2017 on the EU-Georgia Association Agenda

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Report: EP ITRE Committee on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency

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Official Journal (L Series): Council implementing Decision (EU) 2017/2409 of 18 December 2017 authorising Sweden to apply a reduced rate of excise duty on electricity consumed by households and service sector companies situated in certain areas in the North of Sweden in accordance with Article 19 of Directive 2003/96/EC

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Outcome of Proceedings: Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules for the internal market in electricity (recast)

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Outcome of Proceedings: Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the internal market for electricity (recast)

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Press Release: Member States cannot require natural gas suppliers to hold exclusively on national territory sufficient natural gas stocks to fulfil the obligations laid down by the EU regulation on security of gas supply

The companies Eni, Eni Gas & Power France and UPRIGAZ applied to the French Conseil d’État (Council of State) for annulment of a French decree which, according to them, infringes the EU regulation on security of gas supply.

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Press release: Preliminary agreement on energy efficient buildings – to the benefit of the climate and your wallet

The European Parliament has reached a preliminary agreement with the Council on a revised Directive for Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD).
“With this agreement, we are taking an important step in ensuring that our buildings contribute to a decarbonised and energy efficient economy – to the benefit of both the climate and the wallets of European citizens and businesses”, said Bendt Bendtsen MEP, Rapporteur of the revision. Full article…

Press release: Commission welcomes agreement on energy performance of buildings

A political agreement on new rules for improving the energy performance of buildings was reached today between negotiators from the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission. The Commission’s proposal forms part of the implementation of the Juncker Commission priorities – in particular “a resilient Energy Union and a forward-looking climate change policy“. Today’s agreement signals the closure of the first of 8 legislative proposals part of the Clean Energy for All Europeanspackage brought forward by the European Commisison on 30 November 2016. It also shows that the work towards the completion of the Energy Union is on the way and that the work initiated by the Juncker Commission is being delivered. Full article…

Press Release: Energy efficient buildings – Presidency secures provisional deal with European Parliament

On 19 December, the Estonian presidency reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on a revised directive on the energy performance of buildings. The outcome of the trilogue will be presented to EU ambassadors today, with the final analysis and approval of the agreement expected to take place at the beginning of next year.

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OPP Meeting Summary: Energy Council – Internal market for electricity (18 December 2017)

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Stakeholder Press Release: As it happened – Ministers hash out future of EU energy policy

EU energy ministers met on Monday (18 December) in an attempt to find a common position on three crucial energy laws, ahead of fierce negotiations with the European Parliament expected early next year. Here is how EURACTIV reported on the latest developments.

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Press Release: State aid: Commission approves progressive application of renewable energy surcharge for certain self-suppliers of electricity in Germany

The European Commission has endorsed under EU State aid rules German plans to progressively apply renewable energy surcharges to certain self-suppliers of electricity. The surcharge reform will contribute to lower electricity bills for consumers, in a sustainable way for existing self-suppliers. Full article…

State Aid Case: SA.49751 ETS indirect costs scheme – budget increase

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UPDATED – Agenda: Energy Council (18 December 2017)

Update: the outcome of the meeting has been published. A items are also available and cover issues related to energy, climate, environment, trade and transport policy.

Ministers discussed four legislative files under the clean energy package: the Regulation on governance of the Energy Union, Directive on the promotion of energy from renewable sources, directive on common rules for the internal market in electricity and the Regulation on the internal electricity market. They agreed on a general approach for each of the files. Under AOB, the agenda included information from the Commission on external energy relations and information from the Bulgarian delegation on the work programme of the incoming Presidency.

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Study: Gender Perspective on Access to Energy in the EU

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Press Release: Creating a modern electricity market – Council agrees its position

On 18 December, the Council agreed its negotiating position(general approach) on a regulation establishing the framework for an internal electricity market across the EU.

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OPP Meeting Summary: Energy Council – Common rules for the internal electricity market (18 December 2017)

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Renewables accounted for vast majority of new EU power capacity in 2016 (EEA)

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Press Release: A more competitive and consumer-oriented internal electricity market – Council reaches general approach

On 18 December, the Council reached a general approach (negotiating position) on a directive setting out common rules to ensure that the internal electricity market in the EU is competitive, consumer-centred, flexible and non-discriminatory.

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