Saturday, 6 May 2017

State of the EU Energy Union

My first Energy Union blog articles, first in Finnish, EU:n energiaunionin puitteet and EU:n energiaunionipaketti, then in Swedish, Åtgärdspaketet för en energiunion and Kring energiunionen i Europaparlamentet, brought us from the political guidelines via the launch to the European Parliament.

Therefore, in English we fast-forward to collecting the materials needed for an Energy Union update to 2017.


Energy Union press release update

Where is the Energy Union? Thank you for asking. If you are willing to read, these press releases and fact sheets plus links should offer you some initial impressions:

The Commission’s 1 February 2017 press relase IP/17/161 combined with assorted links to the Energy Union web page, the first State of the Energy Union Report IP/15/6105, the Energy Union launch press release IP/15/4497, the Clean Energy for All Europeans package press release IP/16/4009, the fact sheet on reaching the  energy efficiency target MEMO/17/162, the fact sheet on progress regarding renewable energy MEMO/17/163, the press release on the transition to a low-carbon economy IP/16/2545, the web page on the Second Report on the State of the Energy Union (with further links leading to the official documents of the 2nd report) and the web page of Maroš Šefčovič, who leads the Commission’s Energy Union project team.  

Second Energy Union report

If you crave something more serious, let us highligt the official documents, beginning with the communication and the two annexes, plus the Commission staff working document (179 pages in all):
Second Report on the State of the Energy Union; Brussels, 1.2.2017 COM(2017) 53 final (15 pages)

Updated Roadmap for the Energy Union; Brussels, 1.2.2017 COM(2017) 53 final ANNEX 1 (21 pages)
The Energy Union’s five dimensions: policy observations at Member State and EU level; Brussels, 1.2.2017 COM(2017) 53 final ANNEX 2 (6 pages)

The hefty accompanying Commission staff working document (SWD) was not indicated on the cover of the communication, nor is it available on Eur-Lex, but we are able to access it through the Commission web page on the second report:

Monitoring progress towards the Energy Union objectives – key indicators; Brussels, 1.2.2017 SWD(2017) 32 final (137 pages)


Energy progress reports

Then we have 80 pages of  progress reports and the like:

Renewable Energy Progress Report; Brussels, 1.2.2017 COM(2017) 57 final (18 pages)
2016 assessment of the progress made by Member States in 2014 towards the national energy efficiency targets for 2020 and towards the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU as required by Article 24 (3) of the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU; Brussels, 1.2.2017 COM(2017) 56 final (14 pages)

Report on the functioning of the European carbon market; Brussels, 1.2.2017 COM(2017) 48 final (34 pages)

Report on the functioning of the European carbon market; Brussels, 1.2.2017 COM(2017) 48 final ANNEX 1 (5 pages)

Report on Implementation of Directive 2009/31/EC on the Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide; Brussels, 1.2.2017 COM(2017) 37 final (4 pages)

Annex to the report; Brussels, 1.2.2017 COM(2017) 37 final ANNEX 1 (3 pages)

Quality of petrol and diesel fuel used for road transport in the European Union (Reporting year 2014 and 2015); Brussels, 1.2.2017 COM(2017) 49 final (2 pages)

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That should keep us busy for a while.


Ralf Grahn