On 13 of November, the European Parliament voted on the provisional agreements reached with the Council in June this year on the three important legislative files within the Clean Energy for All Europeans Package, such as Energy Efficiency Directive, Governance of the Energy Union and Promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources.
The European Parliament approved non-binding energy efficiency targets of 32,5 %. On the other hand, the share of energy from renewables indicates a binding target to reach at least 32% of the EU's gross final consumption by 2030. In both cases, the targets are going to be renewed in 2023, but can only be raised and not lowered.
One of the main goals of the »Clean Energy Package« combines the reduction of the EU's reliance on the external suppliers of oil and gas and to contribute to the better EU's climate goals. Due to the new governance to achieve Energy Union, the member states must present a ten-year »integrated national energy and climate plan« together with the national targets and measures by 31 December 2019 and for the next 10 years long term.
Once the Council confirms the deal, the new rules will be published in the Official Journal and enter into force 20 days after publication.
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