Policy & Regulation

MEPs back stricter monitoring of energy governance

The European Parliament hopes EU countries will raise their ambitions for renewables and energy efficiency targets The European Parliament hopes EU countries will raise their ambitions for renewables and energy efficiency targets.
By Andreas Walstad 7 December 2017 0 28709
An ITRE roundtable on energy efficiency, March 2017. (European Parliament)

MEPs have voted in favour of a proposal that would put pressure on EU countries to raise their ambitions for renewables and energy efficiency targets for 2030. 

The Governance of the Energy Union paper was backed by a clear majority of MEPs in a joint vote by the European Parliament’s energy and environment committees on Thursday morning. 

The proposal – if backed by member states in the Council of the EU – would oblige EU countries to submit national energy and climate plans (NECPs) to the European...