Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council, 26/06/2017 - Main results - EU monitor

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The Council adopted, without debate, a regulation on

Energy efficiency labelling which allows customers to be more aware of the energy efficiency and energy consumption of household appliances, thus helping them to reduce their energy costs and contributing to the moderation of energy demand.

Clearer energy labelling: improved energy efficiency (press release, 26/06/17)

The Council agreed its position on two proposals for revised directives on

energy efficiency, establishing a 30 % EU energy efficiency target and an energy savings obligation of 1.5 %, decreasing to 1.0% for the period 2026-2030, unless the Commission mid-term review in 2024 concludes that the EU is not on track to meet its targets.

Increased energy efficiency: ensuring progress towards EU's climate and energy goals (press release, 26/06/17)

energy performance of buildings aiming to promote energy efficiency in buildings and to support cost-effective building renovation with a view to the long term goal of decarbonising the highly inefficient existing European building stock.

Energy efficient buildings: increased energy savings and better living conditions (press release, 26/06/17)

The Council took note of a progress report on the legislative files under the Clean Energy package regarding in particular the internal market for electricity, governance and energy from renewable sources.

Ministers acknowledged the importance of this legislation and the need to make progress as fast as possible, but also stressed that, given the far-reaching implications of the proposals, an in-depth examination was necessary.

"We are very proud of securing these Council positions, which send a signal to the public that the Council is taking its energy and climate goals commitments seriously and is ready to engage in negotiations with the European Parliament as soon as possible. Both legislative acts will shape the energy efficiency measures which member states will take in the coming decade and beyond."

Joe Mizzi, Maltese minister for Energy and Water Management

The Council was informed by the Commission on recent developments in the field of external energy relations, including on the recent Commission request for a negotiating mandate on an agreement between the EU and the Russian Federation on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

The Commission explained that the aim of the agreement is avoid legal uncertainty and ensure that the on-shore part of the pipeline complies with all the EU's relevant legislation in this field, such as the internal energy market, security of gas supply, competition and environmental rules.

Meeting information

Meeting nį3554

Luxembourg

26/06/2017

10:00

Preparatory documents

Indicative programme - Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council meeting (Energy), 26/06/2017

List of A items, legislative deliberations, Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council, 26 June 2017

List of A items, non-legislative activities, Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council, 8-9 June 2017

Provisional agenda, Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council, 26 June 2017

Background brief

Outcome documents

Outcome of the Council meeting

List of participants

Press releases

Increased energy efficiency: ensuring progress towards EU's climate and energy goals

26/06/2017, 19:10

Energy efficient buildings: increased energy savings and better living conditions

26/06/2017, 17:35

Council conclusions on blue growth

26/06/2017, 12:20

Regions hit by natural disasters to get more support from EU

26/06/2017, 10:25

Clearer energy labelling: improved energy efficiency

26/06/2017, 10:20

Press information

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