Directorate-General Energy (ENER)

Source: Europa Nu.

This Directorate-General develops the EU energy policy and is responsible for the supervision of projects and programmes that provide financial support to technological development and innovation in the energy sector.

The DG was established in 2010 when the DG Energy and Transport i was split into a DG Energy i and a DG Mobility and Transport.

The DG's tasks are:

  • Contributing to setting up an energy market providing citizens and business with affordable energy, competitive prices and technologically advanced energy services.
  • Promoting sustainable energy production, transport and consumption in line with the EU 2020 targets and with a view to the 2050 decarbonisation objective
  • Enhancing the conditions for secure energy supply in a spirit of solidarity between Member States.


Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 436 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
01.03.2024  EU position in the Energy Charter Conference.
Decision com(2024)104
01.03.2024  Position to be taken on behalf of Euratom in the Energy Charter Conference.
Decision com(2024)105
27.02.2024  Aspects concerning gas storage based on Regulation 2017/1938.
Report com(2024)89
27.02.2024  Review on the functioning of Regulation (EU) 2022/1369 on coordinated gas demand reduction, amended by Regulation (EU) 2023/706.
Report com(2024)88
27.02.2024  Continuing coordinated demand-reduction measures for gas.
Recommendation com(2024)101


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 70 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
28.11.2023  Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2022/2577 laying down a framework to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy.
Regulation com(2023)763
28.11.2023  Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2022/2578 as regards the prolongation of its period of application.
Regulation com(2023)761
28.11.2023  Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2022/2576 as regards the prolongation of its period of application.
Regulation com(2023)762
10.11.2023  EU position in the Ministerial Council of the Energy Community (Vienna, Austria, 14 December 2023).
Decision com(2023)701
20.03.2023  Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2022/1369 as regards prolonging the demand reduction period for reduction measures for gas and reinforcing the reporting and monitoring of ...
Regulation com(2023)174


Legislation in force

There are at least 11 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
23.03.2022  Amendment of Regulation 2017/1938 concerning measures to safeguard the security of gas supply and 715/2009 on conditions for access to natural gas transmission networks.
Regulation com(2022)135
17.12.2012  RECOMMENDATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL on the renewal of the Agreement between Euratom (Euratom) and the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organisation ...
Recommendation com(2012)760
30.05.2012  Basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation.
Directive com(2012)242
02.02.2012  RECOMMENDATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL on the approval of an Agreement for cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy between Euratom (Euratom) and ...
Recommendation com(2012)27
01.06.2011  RECOMMENDATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL to authorise the Commission to negotiate amendments to the Energy Community Treaty RECOMMENDATION FROM THE COMMISSION ...
Recommendation com(2011)324