European Council agrees positions on Clean Energy Package

On December 18, the European Council agreed its negotiating positions on four legislative proposals of the Clean energy package, during the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council.

 

This is a step towards implementing the Energy Union strategy and reaching the European Union's 2030 energy and climate goals.

Agreement on the European Council’s position has been reached on:

  • The regulation on the governing rules of the Energy Union, which includes three benchmarks (in 2023, 2025 and 2027) to the indicative renewables trajectory for member states to ensure the EU achieves its renewables’ target of 27% by 2030. More information
  • The directive promoting renewable energy and, empowering consumers to take the initiative and become producers themselves. More information
  • The regulation on the redesign of the EU electricity market that establishes the rules to ensure a modern, well-functioning, competitive and undistorted market with the aim of enhancing flexibility, decarbonisation and innovation. More information
  • The directive setting out common rules to ensure that the EU electricity market is consumer-centred, flexible and non-discriminatory. Electricity suppliers will be able to set prices freely in the future to limit distortions, boost competition and lead to lower retail prices. More information

With these positions, the European Council is prepared to start negotiations with the European Parliament, as soon as the Parliament adopts its positions in the beginning of this year.

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