Subject files

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ITRE

The Commission proposal for the review of the Energy Efficiency Directive is a key file of the Clean Energy Package adopted by the Commission on 30 November 2016. "Energy efficiency first" is a key element of the Energy Union, which this proposal puts it into practice.

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ITRE

The proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Governance of the Energy Union was put forward by the Commission as part of the package ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’.

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ITRE

The proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings (EPBD) was put forward by the Commission as part of the package ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’. The main objective of this proposal is to accelerate the cost-effective renovation of existing buildings. The building sector is the largest single energy consumer in Europe, absorbing 40% of final energy and about 75% of buildings are energy inefficient.

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ITRE

The proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on risk-preparedness in the electricity sector has been put forward by the European Commission as part of the Clean Energy Package and repeals Directive 2005/89/EC. The proposed regulation is intrinsically linked to the proposal for a regulation on the internal market for electricity (2016/0379(COD)) and the revised ACER Regulation (2016/0378(COD)).

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ITRE

The proposal for a revision of the Regulation establishing the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) forms part of the “Clean Energy for all Europeans Package” and is closely linked to other files of the package, in particular those related to the electricity market revision.

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ITRE

In end 2016 the Commission put forward proposals for the EU energy market design. The proposal for a regulation on the internal market for electricity (COM(2016)0861) recasts Regulation (EU) No 714/2009. The proposal for a directive on common rules for the internal market in electricity (COM(2016) 0864) recasts Directive 2009/72/EC.

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ITRE

As part of the review of the telecoms regulatory framework, the Commission has proposed a regulation establishing the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC).

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ITRE

The Commission has proposed to review the framework for electronic communications by way of a consolidation of four of the existing instruments into a European Electronic Communications Code. The ePrivacy Directive is being dealt with separately and not included in the Code. BEREC (Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications) is dealt with in parallel but as a separate regulation, see separate subject file.

With big discrepancies in IT use in governments, how far can digital exchange bring us to digital union? A long way but not far enough argues Carlos Zorrinho.
ITRE

This proposal for a regulation was published by the European Commission in September 2016 and is part of the new Telecommunications package. It sets out a European vision of Internet connectivity for citizens and business in the Digital Single Market. As the internet and digital connectivity transform private lives and professional practices inside and beyond the Union, there is a need to ensure that the general public is encouraged to seize the opportunities that this transformation offers.

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ITRE

In February 2016, the Commission proposed an update to its Security of Gas Supply Regulation. The purpose is to ensure that all Member States put in place appropriate tools to prepare for and manage the effects of a gas shortage due to a disruption in supply or exceptionally high demand. Under the proposed rules, regional cooperation and coordination on gas would be improved both to prevent and to mitigate supply shocks, as well as to ensure solidarity in the event of an emergency.

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