Briefing 
 

Vote on Parliament’s vision for an ambitious energy union 

Parliament’s vision for a resilient EU energy union and forward-looking climate change policy will be set out in a non-legislative resolution to be debated on Monday evening and voted on Tuesday. This text replies to a Commission communication tabled in February. In a separate resolution also to be voted on Tuesday, MEPs will also address interconnecting electricity supplies across the EU.

The draft energy union text urges EU member states to comply with the Commission recommendations on hydraulic fracturing and a voluntary system for buying energy collectively. It also backs plans to develop Europe's own energy resources.


The other draft text notes that a fully integrated internal electricity market could save EU consumers €12-40 billion a year by 2030. It says that the 10% interconnection by 2020 target needs to be supplemented by other, more ambitious and evidence-based targets, to be achieved by 2030.


Procedure: non-legislative resolutions

Procedure Code: 2015/2113(INI) (Energy Union); 2015/2108(INI) (interconnectors target)

Debate: Monday, 14 December

Votes: Tuesday, 15 December


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