Energy Union is an initiative by the European Commission to secure affordable energy for all European citizens while making sure this energy is sustainable. The European Commission represents and upholds the interests of the European Union, and it is therefore one of the main institutes of the EU. They work on various topics to ensure a prosperous future for its citizens.
The European Commission has big plans with Energy Union. In February 2015 it was agreed that they want to limit Europe's dependence on imported energy by producing more and sustainable energy within the European Union and improving the energy infrastructure. A better infrastructure is important because it will allow for a free flow of energy across European borders and a secure supply in every EU country. When energy does need to be imported, the European Commission wants to speak as one voice for the different countries to have a better negotiation position.
The European Commission also has an ambition when it comes to renewable energy. They want 27% of the energy used in the European Union to be sustainable by 2030. And if that isn’t enough, they want European companies to be world leading on renewable and low-carbon technologies.
This is a very ambitious initiative from the very highest levels of influence in Europe and one that we can only applaud here at Nudge.