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Regulation 2018/1999 on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action

legislation type Legislative
Eu Regulation
Passed in 2018
This document amends Regulations (EC) No 663/2009 and (EC) No 715/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Directives 94/22/EC, 98/70/EC, 2009/31/EC, 2009/73/EC, 2010/31/EU, 2012/27/EU and 2013/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Directives 2009/119/EC and (EU) 2015/652 and repeals Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council. It came into force on December 24, 2018, as part of the Clean Energy for all Europeans package.

This Regulation establishes a governance mechanism to: 
1) implement strategies and measures designed to meet the objectives and targets of the Energy Union and the long-term Union greenhouse gas emissions commitments consistent with the Paris Agreement, and for the first ten-year period, from 2021 to 2030, in particular the Union's 2030 targets for energy and climate; 
2) stimulate cooperation between Member States, including, where appropriate, at regional level, designed to achieve the objectives and targets of the Energy Union;
3) ensure the timeliness, transparency, accuracy, consistency, comparability and completeness of reporting by the Union and its Member States to the UNFCCC and Paris Agreement secretariat;
4) contribute to greater regulatory certainty as well as contribute to greater investor certainty and help take full advantage of opportunities for economic development, investment stimulation, job creation and social cohesion.

This document creates the national energy and climate plans that all Member States must submit to the EU.


  • achieve 18% of the toal increase in the share of energy from renewable sources between that Member State's binding 2020 national target, and its contribution to the 2030 target by 2022, 43% by 2025, 65% by 2027
    Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020

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