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Directorate-General Energy (ENER)

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This Directorate-General develops the EU energy policy and is responsible for the supervision of projects and programmes that provide financial support to technological development and innovation in the energy sector.

The DG was established in 2010 when the DG Energy and Transport was split into a DG Energy and a DG Mobility and Transport.

The DG's tasks are:

  • Contributing to setting up an energy market providing citizens and business with affordable energy, competitive prices and technologically advanced energy services.
  • Promoting sustainable energy production, transport and consumption in line with the EU 2020 targets and with a view to the 2050 decarbonisation objective
  • Enhancing the conditions for secure energy supply in a spirit of solidarity between Member States.


Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 315 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
01.02.2017  Assessment of the progress made in 2014 towards the national energy efficiency targets for 2020 and towards the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive ...
Report com(2017)56
01.02.2017  Renewable Energy Progress Report.
Report com(2017)57
30.11.2016  EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (recast).
Regulation com(2016)863
30.11.2016  Internal market for electricity (recast).
Regulation com(2016)861
30.11.2016  Risk-preparedness in the electricity sector.
Regulation com(2016)862


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 43 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
24.02.2015  Repeal of Council Decision and implementing measures on reducing consumption of primary sources of energy in the event of difficulties in the supply of crude oil and ...
Decision com(2014)720
20.03.2013  Notification to the Commission of investment projects in energy infrastructure within the EU.
Regulation com(2013)153
06.03.2013  Adaptation of Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency, by reason of the accession of Croatia.
Directive com(2013)113
17.10.2012  Amendment of Directive 98/70/EC relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels and of Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable ...
Directive com(2012)595
15.03.2012  Conclusion of the Agreement with the Government of the USA on the coordination of energy-efficiency labelling programmes for office equipment.
Trade agreement com(2012)108


Legislation in force

There are at least 18 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
16.02.2016  Establishing an information exchange mechanism on intergovernmental agreements and non-binding instruments between Member States and third countries in the field of ...
Decision com(2016)53
10.01.2014  Maximum permitted levels of radioactive contamination of food and feed following a nuclear accident or any other case of radiological emergency.
Regulation com(2013)943
17.10.2013  Amendment of Directive 2009/71/EURATOM establishing a Community framework for the nuclear safety of nuclear installations.
Directive com(2013)715
17.12.2012  RECOMMENDATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL on the renewal of the Agreement between Euratom (Euratom) and the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organisation ...
Recommendation com(2012)760
19.09.2012  EU position within the Ministerial Council of the Energy Community (Budva, 18th October 2012).
Decision com(2012)532