Why a State of the Energy Union?

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 10 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.

The second report on the State of the Energy Union looks at the progress made since the publication of the first State of the Energy Union in November 2015. These reports are central elements to monitor the implementation of this key priority of the Juncker Commission.