This issue of the Energy Union Watch comes after the closing of the VIII European institutional cycle and the beginning of a new one. Despite the changes that we expect in the European energy and climate policy under the new President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, the significant work done with the Energy Union in these past five years by former Vice-President and Commissioner for the Energy Union Šefčovič and former Commissioner for Energy and Climate Cañete is an important legacy for the new executive.
Similarly to the May 2019 edition of the Energy Union Watch, this issue comes with new features, offering a “handbook” on the evolution of the European energy and climate agenda, on the debate around the main energy and climate topics, and on the vision presented so far by the President and the Commissioners. Bearing in mind the lessons learned through the Energy Union, we present ten proposals on how to address the transition from the Energy Union to the new EU Green Deal, flagging some areas that in our view deserve attention in the years to come: some in continuity with the work done so far, some exploring new possibilities.
Part 1: What future for Europe’s climate and energy policy?
Part 2: Ten proposals for Europe’s Energy and Climate Future
1. Security of Supply
2. Energy Market
3. Energy Efficiency
5. Research & Innovation
6. Public Debate
Appendix: Timeline of the Energy Union WEC: The European regional perspective