Directorate-General Energy (ENER) - EU monitor

EU monitor
Monday, February 24, 2020
Source: Europa Nu.

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 i was split into a DG Energy i 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 352 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
10.02.2020  Implementation of the European Energy Programme for Recovery and the European Energy Efficiency Fund.
Report com(2020)38
17.12.2019  Progress of implementation Directive 2011/70/EURATOM and an inventory of radioactive waste and spent fuel present in the EC's territory and the future prospects 2ND ...
Report com(2019)632
17.12.2019  Member States implementation of the Council Directive 2006/117/EURATOM on the supervision and control of shipments of radioactive waste and spent fuel Third Report.
Report com(2019)633
19.11.2019  EU position in the Ministerial Council of the Energy Community and in the Permanent High Level Group of the Energy Community (Chisinau, 12 and 13 December 2019).
Decision com(2019)607
30.07.2019  Annual Report on the Safety of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations in the EU for the Year 2017.
Report com(2019)358


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 57 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
14.05.2019  EU position in the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) with regard to the extension of the Terms of Reference for the IPEEC.
Decision com(2019)229
13.11.2018  Adapting the amended Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency by reason of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU.
Decision com(2018)744
17.05.2018  CO2 emission performance standards for new heavy-duty vehicles.
Regulation com(2018)284
19.12.2017  Repeal of Regulation 256/2014 concerning the notification to the Commission of investment projects in energy infrastructure within the EU.
Regulation com(2017)769
08.11.2017  Amendment of Directive 2009/73/EC concerning common rules for the internal market in natural gas.
Directive com(2017)660


Legislation in force

There are at least 17 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
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
30.05.2012  Basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation.
Directive com(2012)242
02.02.2012  RECOMMENDATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL on the approval of an Agreement for cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy between Euratom (Euratom) and ...
Recommendation com(2012)27
10.08.2011  Establishing the EU position within the Ministerial Council of the Energy Community (Chişinău, 6 October 2011).
Decision com(2011)487