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 385 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
14.09.2022  Emergency intervention to address high energy prices.
Regulation com(2022)473
26.08.2022  Annual Report on the Safety of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations in the EU for the Year 2020.
Report com(2022)417
05.08.2022  Implementation of the European Energy Programme for Recovery and the European Energy Efficiency Fund.
Report com(2022)385
03.08.2022  EU position in the Ministerial Council of the Energy Community on the incorporation of Regulation (EU) 2022/1032 on gas storage into the Energy Community acquis.
Decision com(2022)395
20.07.2022  "Save gas for a safe winter".
Communication com(2022)360


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 58 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
20.07.2022  Coordinated demand reduction measures for gas.
Regulation com(2022)361
15.12.2020  Guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure.
Regulation com(2020)824
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


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