Consumers will enjoy additional rights for electricity thanks to new EU rules on access to price comparison sites, use of home-produced energy and energy monitors. Find out more.
Fighting climate change continues to be one of the EU's priorities. Find out what MEPs have done to boost energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources.
MEPs approved plans to simplify energy labels. Check out our infographic to find out how energy consumption is measured and how much it costs.
The EU imports more than half of the energy it consumes and that can make it vulnerable to external energy suppliers such as Russia. To improve the situation, the European Commission presented the Energy Union plan to reduce this dependence, as well as to create a single European energy market. Read on to find out the key facts and figures about the EU’s energy imports and how it varies from country to country.
MEPs are ready to negotiate binding targets with EU ministers to boost energy efficiency by 35% and the share of renewables in the total energy mix by 35%, by 2030.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, as well as ensuring the security of our electricity supply are high on Parliament’s agenda.
Energy issues have dominated the EU's political agenda for a long time. When Jean-Claude Juncker took over as president of the European Commission, one of his priorities was creating an energy union. Today this union will be debated with Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič. Ahead of the debate we spoke to former EP President Jerzy Buzek, a Polish member of the EPP group who is now the chair of the EP's energy committee. about the energy union and the role Parliament should play.