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Energy efficiency labelling: informal trialogue agreement reached on text of draft Regulation
On 21 March 2017, European Parliament (EP), Council and European Commission negotiators reached an informal trialogue agreement on the text of the Commission proposal for a Regulation of the EP and of ...
ACER publishes an overview of cross-border cost allocation decisions
On 23 March 2017, ACER published an overview of cross-border cost allocation decisions.
Energy Security Package: Council formally adopts at first reading draft Decision revising 2012 IGA Decision
On 21 March 2017, the Economic and Financial Affairs Council formally adopted at first reading the draft Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on establishing an information exchange ...
Dutch utility companies request exemption from Utilities Directive in relation to retail of electricity and gas retail and production and wholesale of electricity
On 18 March 2017, the European Commission published notices in the Official Journal announcing that it has received requests from Eneco BV, NV Nuon Energy and DONG Energy A/S under Article 35 of Direc ...
Amended Commission Regulation establishing a Network Code on Capacity Allocation Mechanisms in Gas Transmission Systems and Regulation establishing a Network Code on harmonised transmission tariff structures for gas published
On 17 March 2017, European Commission Regulation 2017/459 establishing a network code on capacity allocation mechanisms in gas transmission systems and repealing Regulation 984/2013 and European Commi ...
ACER e-survey on the Interoperability and Data Exchange Network Code Implementation Monitoring
On 16 March 2017, ACER invited gas companies and TSOs to participate in an e-survey on the Interoperability and Data Exchange Network Code Implementation.
Definition of hydropower under Renewable Energy Directive 2009 clarified (ECJ)
The Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its decision in JD v Prezes Urzędu Regulacji Energetyki (Judgment)  EUECJ C-4/16, on 2 March 2017.
Clean Energy for All Europeans: Subsidiarity Monitoring Network launches public consultation
On 28 February 2017, the Committee of the Regions Subsidiarity Monitoring Network launched a public consultation on the Clean Energy for all Europeans Package.
Commission issues proposals on new energy market design: regulatory aspects
On 30 November 2016, the European Commission issued a package of proposed measures billed as "Clean Energy for All Europeans". The proposals include a fourth energy reform package, to replace the elec ...
Energy Security Package: European Parliament adopts first reading position on draft Decision revising 2012 IGA Decision
On 2 March 2017, the European Parliament plenary session adopted its first reading position, introducing amendments, on the European Commission proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and o ...
Energy Council discusses proposals for new energy market design
On 27 February 2017, the European Commission's latest package of energy reform proposals were discussed at a meeting of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council .
CEER publishes 2017 Handbook for National Energy Regulators
On 16 February 2017, the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) published a 2017 Handbook for National Energy Regulators.
ACER Gas Regional Initiative status review report 2016
On 8 February 2017, ACER published its latest status review report of the gas regional initiative.
Circular Economy: European Commission publishes three Roadmaps in context of Action Plan
The European Commission, in January 2017, published three Roadmaps in the context of its 2015 Circular Economy Action Plan.
EESC opinion on a new electricity market design and potential impacts on vulnerable consumers
On 2 February 2017, an exploratory opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on a new electricity market design and potential impacts on vulnerable consumers published in the Offici ...
Energy Union: European Commission adopts second report on the state of the Energy Union
The European Commission, on 1 February 2017, adopted the second Report on the state of the Energy Union, together with five accompanying Reports.
Circular Economy: European Commission publishes report on Circular Economy Action Plan progress and Communication on role of waste-to-energy
The European Commission published a report on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan and a Communication on the role of waste-to-energy in the circular economy, on 26 January 2017.
Czech Republic requests exemption from Utilities Directive in relation to retail electricity and gas
On 24 January 2017, the European Commission published a notice in the Official Journal announcing that it has received a request from the Czech Republic under Article 35 of Directive 2014/25 on procur ...
CEER latest report on investment conditions in European countries in 2016
On 25 January 2017, the CEER published a report analysing the conditions for investments in electricity and gas networks in individual EU member states and Norway.
CEER publishes guidelines of good practice on electricity distribution network tariffs
On 23 January 2017, the CEER published guidelines of good practice on electricity distribution network tariffs.
ACER and CEER initial reactions to Commission's "Clean Energy" energy market reform proposals
On 23 January 2017, ACER and the CERR published an overview paper setting out initial views on the European Commission's latest package of energy reform proposals.
Smart cities: European Commission publishes Study on smart cities and communities
On 13 January 2017, the European Commission, DG Energy, published the Final Report of the Study analysing the potential for wide scale roll-out of integrated Smart Cities and Communities solutions.
Decision on annual priority lists for development of network codes and guidelines for 2017
On 18 January 2017, the European Commission published its decision on the establishment of annual priority lists for the development of network codes and guidelines for 2017.
CERR publishes 2017 work programme
The CEER has published the final version of its work programme for 2017.
European Commission consults on revision of Clean Vehicles Directive 2009
The European Commission launched a consultation on revising the Clean Vehicles Directive 2009 (Directive 2009/33/EC) on 21 December 2016.
Related legislation trackers
- Energy efficiency labelling: legislation tracker
- Indirect land-use change: legislation tracker
- Low-carbon economy package: legislation trackers
- Low-carbon economy: binding annual greenhouse gas emissions: legislation tracker
- Low-carbon economy: inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions: legislation tracker
- Second Energy Security Package: gas supply: legislation tracker
- Second Energy Security Package: information exchange: legislation tracker
- Second Energy Security Package: legislation trackers
Key ongoing EU legislative initiatives
A practice note presenting a selection of key ongoing EU legislative initiatives in this topic area that are currently going through the legislative procedure.