Brussels, 18.11.2015

COM(2015) 572 final

ANNEX

UPDATED ROADMAP FOR THE ENERGY UNION

to the

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE, THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS AND THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK

State of the Energy Union

{SWD(2015) 208}
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{SWD(2015) 217 à 243}


Updated Roadmap for the Energy Union  
November 2015

Key: SoS: Security of Supply / IEM: Internal Energy Market / EE: Energy Efficiency / GHG: Greenhouse gases / R&I: Research and Innovation

This roadmap is the same as the one presented in the annex to the Commission Communication "A Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy", adopted on 25 February 2015 (COM(2015)80). The only new information in this table is the last column, which provides an update for those initiatives which have already been adopted or where the time schedule changed. It does not provide any new information on initiatives originally foreseen for 2016 or later.

Actions

Responsible party

Timetable (shown in the annex to COM(2015)80)

SoS

IEM

EE

GHG

R&I

Comments / Update

Infrastructure

Effective implementation of the 10% electricity interconnection target

Commission

Member States

National Regulatory Authorities

Transmission System Operators

2015-20

X

X

X

Adopted on 25 February 2015 (COM(2015)82)

2nd list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI) – leading to Commission Delegated Act

Commission

Member States

2015

X

X

X

Delegated act adopted on 18 November 2015 (C(2015)8052)

Communication on the progress towards the completion of the list of the most vital energy infrastructures and on the necessary measures to reach the 15% electricity interconnection target for 2030

Commission

2016

X

X

Establish an Energy Infrastructure Forum

Commission

Member States

2015

X

X

First meeting of the Energy Infrastructure Forum took place 9-10 November 2015 in Copenhagen

Electricity

Initiative on market design and regional electricity markets, and coordination of capacities to ensure security of supply, boosting cross-border trade and facilitating integration of renewable energy

Commission

2015-2016

X

X

X

X

Consultative Communication adopted on 15 July 2015 (COM(2015)340) with legislative proposals to follow in 2016

Review of the Directive concerning measures to safeguard security of electricity supply

Commission

2016

X

X

X

Retail

New Deal for energy consumers: Empowering consumers, deploying Demand Side Response; using smart technology; linking wholesale and retail markets; phase-out of regulated prices; flanking measures to protect vulnerable customers

Commission

Member States

2015-2016

X

X

X

X

Communication adopted on 15 July 2015 (COM(2015)339) with legislative proposals to follow in 2016

Gas

Revision of the Regulation on security of gas supply

Commission

2015-2016

X

X

Foreseen for 2016

Liquified Natural Gas and Storage strategy

Commission

2015-2016

X

Foreseen for 2016

Regulatory framework

Review of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and the energy regulatory framework

Commission

2015-16

X

X

X

Covered by the Consultative Communication adopted on 15 July 2015 (COM(2015)340) with legislative proposals to follow in 2016

Renewables

Renewable Energy Package: including a new Renewable Energy Directive for 2030; best practices in renewable energy self-consumption and support schemes; bioenergy sustainability policy.

Commission

2015-2017

X

X

X

Best practice guidelines for renewable energy self-consumption adopted on 15 July 2015 (SWD(2015)141)

Renewable Energy Package foreseen for 2016

Communication on Waste to Energy

Commission

2016

X

X

Climate Action

Legislative proposal to revise the EU Emissions Trading System, 2021-2030

Commission

2015

X

X

X

Proposal adopted on 15 July 2015 (COM(2015)337)

Legislative proposals on the Effort-Sharing Decision and the inclusion of Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) into the 2030 Climate and Energy Framework

Commission

2016

X

Transport actions

Fair and efficient pricing for sustainable transport – revision of the Eurovignette Directive and framework to promote European electronic tolling

Commission

2016

X

X

Review of market access rules for road transport to improve its energy efficiency

Commission

2016

X

X

Master Plan for the deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems

Commission

Member States

Industry

2016

X

X

X

Review of Regulations setting emission performance standards to establish post-2020 targets for cars and vans

Commission

2016 - 2017

X

X

X

Establishing a monitoring and reporting system for heavy duty vehicles (trucks and buses) with a view to improving purchaser information

Commission

2016-2017

X

X

X

Review of Directive on the Promotion of Clean and Energy Efficient Road Transport Vehicles

Commission

2017

X

X

Communication on decarbonising the transport sector, including an action plan on second and third generation biofuels and other alternative, sustainable fuels

Commission

2017

X

X

X

Foreseen for 2016.

Energy efficiency

Review of the Energy Efficiency Directive

Commission

2016

X

X

X

X

Review of the Directive on Energy Performance of Buildings including Smart Finance for Smart Buildings initiative

Commission

2016

X

X

X

X

Review of the energy efficiency framework for products (Energy Labelling Directive and Ecodesign Directives)

Commission

2015

X

X

X

X

Energy Labelling Regulation proposal adopted on 15 July 2015 (COM(2015)341)

Ecodesign work plan linked to the December 2015 Circular Economy package

Strengthening the targeted use of financial instruments to support investments in energy efficiency

Commission

2015-

X

X

Heating and Cooling

EU strategy for Heating and Cooling – the contribution from heating and cooling in realising the EU's energy and climate objectives

Commission

2015

X

X

X

X

X

Foreseen for 2016

External Energy and Climate Policy

EU Energy and Climate policy diplomacy

Commission

HR/VP

Member States

2015

X

X

X

X

Council conclusions on climate diplomacy adopted by the Foreign Affairs Council on 20 July 2015 (11029/15)

Council conclusions on energy diplomacy adopted by the Foreign Affairs Council on 20 July 2015 (10995/15)

Review of the Decision on information exchange mechanism with regard to intergovernmental agreements between Member States and third countries in the field of energy

Commission

HR/VP

2016

X

X

New and strengthened energy dialogues with countries of importance for EU energy policy

Commission

HR/VP

2015 -

X

X

X

X

X

Memorandum of Understanding on an upgraded strategic partnership with Ukraine

Commission

HR/VP

European Parliament

Council

2015

X

X

Foreseen for 2016

Trilateral Memorandum of Understanding on the Trans-Caspian pipelines with Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan

Commission

HR/VP

European Parliament

Council

2015

X

X

Foreseen for 2016

Initiative to strengthen the Energy Community

Commission

Energy Community Contracting Parties

HR/VP

2015

X

X

Key decisions taken at the Ministerial Council of the Energy Community in October 2015

Joint Act on security of supply to follow

Strengthen Euromed cooperation on gas, electricity, energy efficiency and renewables

Commission

HR/VP

2015-2016

X

X

Gas platform launched in June 2015

Regional electricity market platform launched in October 2015

Renewables and energy efficiency platform to be launched in 2016

Adoption and signature of a new International Energy Charter on behalf of the EU and EURATOM

Commission

HR/VP

2015

X

X

The International Energy Charter was co-signed by the European Commission at the Conference on 20-21 May 2015 in The Hague.

Industrial competitiveness

A new European energy R&I approach to accelerate energy system transformation, composed of

- an integrated Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan

- a strategic transport R&I agenda

Commission

2015-2017

X

Communication on the SET Plan adopted on 15 September 2015 (C(2015)6317)

Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy launched in 2015

Integrated Energy Union research, innovation and competitiveness strategy foreseen for 2016

Analysis of energy prices and costs (including taxes and subsidies)

Commission

2016 and every 2 years thereafter

X

Initiative on EU global technology and innovation leadership on energy and climate to boost growth and jobs

Commission

2015-2016

X

X

X

Linked to the integrated and comprehensive Energy Union research, innovation and competitiveness strategy

Enhanced trade policy to facilitate export of EU technologies

Commission

2015-2019

X

X

X

Cross cutting measures

Review of the Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy

Commission    

2017-2019

X

X

X

X

X

Report on the European Energy Security Strategy; including a platform and roadmap for Euromed and strategies for LNG, energy storage, and the Southern gas corridor

Commission

2015-2016

X

X

X

X

X

Report (SWD) adopted on 18 November 2015 (SWD(2015)404)

LNG and gas storage strategy foreseen for 2016

Data, analysis and intelligence for the Energy Union: initiative pooling and making easily accessible all relevant knowledge in the Commission and Member States

Commission

2016

X

X

X

X

X

Nuclear

Council Regulation updating the information requirements of Article 41 of the Euratom Treaty in the light of the European Energy Security Strategy

Commission

2015

X

X

Foreseen for 2016

Communication on a nuclear illustrative programme (PINC) pursuing Article 40 of the Euratom Treaty

Commission

2015

X

X

Foreseen for 2016