Creation date: February 1, 2017
The European Commission published today its second report on the State of the Energy Union which shows that Europe is on track to reach its 2020 targets in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency and renewable energy. The report looks at the progress made since the publication of the first State of the Energy Union in November 2015 and is essential to monitor the implementation of this key priority of the Juncker Commission.
For the Energy Union, 2016 was the year of delivery where the vision of the Energy Union Framework Strategy was further translated into concrete legislative and non-legislative initiatives, above all with the Clean Energy package while 2017 will be the year of implementation. To boost the process, a new Energy Union tour to Member States in 2017 was announced by Maroš Šefčovič, the Vice-President responsible for the Energy Union.
A successful Energy Union ensuring a secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy is crucial to protect the long term economic interests and well-being of Europe and of Europeans.
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