EU Council adopts "Clean energy for all Europeans" package

22-05-2019
Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

The EU has completed the overhaul of its energy policy framework, which provides the regulatory preconditions for the transition to clean energy and sets the EU on the path towards achieving its Paris Agreement commitments. The Council today adopted the four remaining files of the "Clean energy for all Europeans" package.

The new laws adopted today include a regulation and a directive on electricity, which make the EU's electricity market more interconnected, flexible and consumer-centred. The regulation on risk-preparedness in the electricity sector will ensure the security of electricity supply in crisis situations. The package also includes an overhaul of the role and functioning of ACER, the Agency for the Cooperation of Electricity Regulators.

Today's adoption of the four files is the last step in the legislative process. They will enter into force following their publication in the Official Journal.

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EU4Energy Programme