The Energy Union: “From vision to reality”
Fourth report presented: “Internal market strengthened and security of new infrastructure
“The European Commission has fully delivered on its vision of an Energy Union strategy guaranteeing accessible, affordable, secure, competitive and sustainable energy for all Europeans.” Vice-President Maros Sefcovic, in charge of the Energy Union and Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete underlined this when presenting the fourth report on the state of the Energy Union in Brussels on Tuesday.
The report is accompanied by two documents showing progress made in renewable energy and energy efficiency. In parallel the Commission is also put forward a communication for more efficient and democratic decision making in EU energy and climate policy.
“The Energy Union is Europe at its best: tackling together the big energy security and energy transition we can't solve within national borders,” declared Sefcovic, who added that “the daunting challenge of the energy transition we made an economic opportunity.”
Cañete emphasized that the Energy Union “has strengthened the internal energy market and increased the EU's energy security by investing into new smart infrastructure (including, cross-border), providing a new state-of-the-art market design and introducing a cooperation mechanism between the Member States based on solidarity to respond to potential crises in a more effective and efficient manner.”
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10 April 2019 - 16:41 CEST