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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 355 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
08.07.2020  Powering a climate-neutral economy: An EU Strategy for Energy System Integration.
Communication com(2020)299
08.07.2020  Hydrogen strategy for a climate-neutral Europe.
Communication com(2020)301
17.03.2020  Implementation of the work under the nuclear decommissioning assistance programme to Bulgaria, Slovakia and Lithuania in 2019 and previous years.
Report com(2020)82
04.03.2020  Communication to the EP concerning the Council's position on a Regulation on the labelling of tyres with respect to fuel efficiency and other essential parameters.
10.02.2020  Implementation of the European Energy Programme for Recovery and the European Energy Efficiency Fund.
Report com(2020)38


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
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  Labelling of tyres with respect to fuel efficiency and other essential parameters.
Regulation com(2018)296
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


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