Directorate-General Energy (ENER)

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 404 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
27.03.2023  Aspects concerning gas storage based on Regulation 2017/1938.
Report com(2023)182
20.03.2023  Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2022/1369 as regards prolonging the demand reduction period for reduction measures for gas and reinforcing the reporting and monitoring of ...
Regulation com(2023)174
20.03.2023  Review on the functioning of Regulation (EU) 2022/1369 on coordinated gas demand reduction.
Report com(2023)173
16.03.2023  European Hydrogen Bank.
Communication com(2023)156
14.03.2023  Amendment of Regulations (EU) No 1227/2011 and (EU) 2019/942 to improve the Union’s protection against market manipulation in the wholesale energy market.
Regulation com(2023)147


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 63 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
24.11.2022  EU position within the EU-UK Specialised Committee on Energy concerning the EU-UK electricity trading arrangements.
Decision com(2022)651
22.11.2022  Market correction mechanism to protect citizens and the economy against excessively high gas prices.
Regulation com(2022)668
17.11.2022  Extension of the advantages conferred on the joint undertaking Hochtemperatur-Kernkraftwerk GmbH.
Decision com(2022)599
17.11.2022  Extension of the joint-undertaking status of Hochtemperatur-Kernkraftwerk GmbH.
Decision com(2022)598
09.11.2022  Framework to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy.
Regulation com(2022)591


Legislation in force

There are at least 19 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
13.06.2022  EU position at the Extraordinary Conference of the Energy Charter Treaty on 24th June 2022.
Decision com(2022)293
23.03.2022  Amendment of Regulation 2017/1938 concerning measures to safeguard the security of gas supply and 715/2009 on conditions for access to natural gas transmission networks.
Regulation com(2022)135
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