- Developing an integrated, interconnected and properly functioning European energy market.
- Ensuring rapid implementation of energy-efficiency and renewable-energy legislation, while assessing the need to review legislation where appropriate.
- Implementing the European Green Deal in the energy sector and supporting Member States towards their goals, notably with National Energy and Climate Plans.
- Respecting the energy-efficiency-first principle, improving the energy performance of buildings and the rate of renovations.
- Promoting clean energy and renewables through better interconnectivity and energy storage.
- Scaling up investment in clean energy through the European Green Deal Investment Plan.
- Supporting smart integration of the electricity, heating, transport and industry sectors.
- Helping to meet the EU’s electricity interconnection target, enhancing cross-border and regional cooperation.
- Diversifying sources of supply at competitive prices, maximising the potential of affordable liquefied natural gas.
- Contributing to the design of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism and the review of the Energy Taxation Directive.
- Further strengthening nuclear safety and safeguards, continuing nuclear decommissioning.
- Make full use of the EU Treaties in adopting proposals on energy by co-decision and qualified majority voting.
- Developing the Just Transition Fund to support those most affected by the ‘green transition’.
- Empowering consumers at the heart of the EU’s energy system.
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European Commissioner for Energy
Member of the Riigikogu (Estonian Parliament)
2007-2016 and 2019
Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure, Estonia
Member of the Riigikogu and Chairman of the Estonian Centre Party faction (as of 2009)
Secretary-General of the Estonian Centre Party
Advisor to the Mayor of Tallinn