Energy Union Strategy is delivering
The fourth report on the State of the Energy Union, adopted this week, highlights the progress of the European Commission’s Energy Union strategy.
In recent years, the European Union has been fighting climate change at a rapidly increasing rate. European policies implemented over the last five years have sought to put the EU on the right track to fully embrace the clean energy transition which is helping to create new jobs and a healthier environment for consumers.
Beyond modernising European energy and climate policy, the Energy Union boosts the clean energy transition of the European economy in key sectors, in line with commitments under the Paris Agreement, while ensuring a socially fair transition. Building a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate and energy policy has been one of the political priorities of the Juncker Commission.
The report is accompanied by two documents showing progress made in renewable energy and energy efficiency. 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.
It is likely that the next European mandate will see energy policy as a key pillar of its legislative strategy.