The Clean Energy for all Europeans Package has been a long-time coming. First proposed in November 2016, it was heavily negotiated by the Council of the European Union, the European Parliament and the European Commission (“Commission”).
The Clean Energy Package comprises eight different legislative proposals which by now have all been adopted (or at least agreed upon). They provide an update to the European energy policy framework, aiming at facilitating the energy transition and providing a modern European energy market. The legislation mainly covers the following aspects: (1) rules on a new electricity market design, (2) rules on the promotion and integration of energy from renewable sources, (3) rules on energy efficiency and (4) rules on the institutional framework.
Following our Client alert on the Commission’s proposals from 2016, we are now happy to brief you on the key provisions of the adopted documents. If you have further questions on particular aspects of the new legislation or their potential legal implications for your business, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be delighted to discuss any issues with you in person.