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The Energy Union

Energy policy is one of the central fields of work of the EU cooperation. This field of work attracts more and more political attention. The Danish energy policy is closely coordinated with the other member states of the EU.

Energy policy is one of the central fields of work of the EU cooperation. This field of work attracts more and more political attention. The Danish energy policy is closely coordinated with the other member states of the EU.

The EU energy policy has been strengthened over the last years. Focus is on the need for fighting climate change by reducing emission of greenhouse gases and focusing on renewable energy sources rather than on fossil fuels. At the same time, the efforts on ensuring an integrated European energy market have been enforced for the good of business and consumers and more security of supply.

 

The Energy Union

The Energy Union strategy, launched by the EU commission in February 2015, frames the key initiatives relating to European policy on climate and energy for the period 2015-2019. The Energy Union is built on 5 dimensions:

  1. Security of supply: The strategy focuses on i.a. implementation of the EU Supply Security Strategy, the diversification of energy supply and a strengthened coordination of external energy policy.

  2. Internal Energy Market: The strategy focuses on i.a. expansion of the energy infrastructure, new design of the electricity market and increased regional energy cooperation.

  3. Energy Efficiency: The strategy focuses on revisions of the Directive on Energy Efficiency, the Directive on ECO-design, the Directive on Energy Labelling and the Directive on Energy Performance of Buildings.

  4. Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions: The strategy focuses on i.a. a reform of the EU quota trading system, proposal for emission from the non-quota sector including implementation of the EU 2030 target of CO2 emissions and renewable energy.

  5. Research: The strategy will i.a. comprise a new focused strategy on research and innovation.

Read more about the Energy Union on the Commission website

 

 

Contact

Mikkel Vinter Henriksen

Head of Section
EU Office