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 381 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
13.06.2022  EU position at the Extraordinary Conference of the Energy Charter Treaty on 24th June 2022.
Decision com(2022)293
18.05.2022  Amendment of Directives on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources, on the energy performance of buildings and on energy efficiency.
Directive com(2022)222
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
15.12.2021  Internal markets for renewable and natural gases and for hydrogen (recast).
Regulation com(2021)804
15.12.2021  Methane emissions reduction in the energy sector.
Regulation com(2021)805


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
13.06.2018  Dedicated financial programme for decommissioning of nuclear facilities and management of radioactive waste.
Regulation com(2018)467
13.06.2018  Nuclear decommissioning assistance programme of the Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania (Ignalina programme).
Regulation com(2018)466
07.06.2018  Amendment of Decision 2007/198/Euratom establishing the European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy and conferring advantages upon it.
Decision com(2018)445


Legislation in force

There are at least 18 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
15.12.2020  Guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure.
Regulation com(2020)824
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