Energy union 
United by energy and climate concerns 

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Find out the European Parliament’s work on energy-related issues such as independence, supply, transportation, prices and infrastructure.



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.


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.


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.