Why a State of the Energy Union now?
On 25 February 2015, the Commission adopted "A Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy". The publication of this strategy created a new momentum to bring about the transition to a low-carbon, secure and competitive economy and to deliver on one of the ten priorities of the Juncker Commission.
The State of the Energy Union is a good opportunity to take stock each year of the progress already made towards building the Energy Union, and to highlight the issues where further attention is needed. It also brings together a series of Commission reports and initiatives in an integrated way.