09 Dec Commission proposes new revised Directives for Renewable Energy and Electricity regulation
The European Commission has finally released the new long-awaited Winter Package proposal on the 1st December. This proposal consist in a series of legislative proposals with ambitious overarching aims that include improving energy efficiency, advancing the uptake of market efficient RES and electricity market liberalisation. The Winter Package underpins the commitments made in the Paris Agreement according to which the EU pledged to cut emissions by 40% by 2030 while modernising the EU’s economy and delivering on jobs and growth for all European citizens.
More relevant to the STE sector, the principles of cooperation and support mechanisms remain in the revised Directive with rather weak mentioning of necessary measures for investor protection.
Over the next months this Winter Package will go through the Ordinary Legislative Procedure and shall be adapted up to a consensus for the European Parliament and the Council, which may take up to 18 months. The Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU, which will start in January 2017, is expected to prioritise the discussions on the Proposals for a revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. Discussions on the Proposals on Power Market Design, Governance of the Energy Union and the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive will most probably be opened during the second part of the Presidency (April-June 2017).
Please find below links to the documents:
- Press Release
- Communication on ‘Clean Energy For All Europeans’
- Proposal for a revised renewable energy Directive
- Proposal for a revised electricity regulation
- Proposal for a revised electricity Directive
For more information, you can find here: https://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/news/commission-proposes-new-rules-consumer-centred-clean-energy-transition