EU Council outlines new priorities for the future of energy systems in the Energy Union

25-06-2019
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The EU Council today adopted a set of conclusions on the future of energy systems in the Energy Union. They identify priorities for ensuring the energy transition towards an affordable, safe, competitive, secure and sustainable energy system.

“The conclusions we have agreed today provide a vision for energy policy in the EU to 2030 and beyond. We have particularly emphasised the importance of focusing our efforts and increasing investment in the areas of infrastructure, innovative technologies and sector coupling and integration. At the same time, we have to make sure that citizens and businesses lie at the heart of the energy transition process,” said Anton Anton, Romanian Minister of Energy and chair of the Council.

As part of preparations for the next legislative term, the conclusions call on the Commission to carry out an analysis of sector coupling and sector integration technologies, and to reflect the efforts required to reach the EU's energy and climate targets in the context of any future revision of the EU state aid rules.

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