Clean Energy Package moves forward

On 18 December 2018, negotiators from the Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission provisionally agreed on new rules for making the EU’s electricity market work better – a move which marks a significant step forwards to finalising the Clean Energy for All Europeans package and subsequently, the Energy Union. The agreement also marks a step forwards in the fight against climate change and an accelerated move to the clean energy transition.

Meanwhile, the Committee for Industry Research and Energy of the European Parliament will vote on 23 January on the agreement on the Electricity Market Design Directive and Regulation, which was reached on 19 December 2018. The agreed texts aim to increase cross-border flows of electricity from renewable sources, end state subsidies to polluting coal power plants, as well as introduce technologies to help customers better control their energy usage.

Previous ArticleNext Article