EU Commission wants to integrate the energy markets of the member states
The responsible EU Commission members Maros Sefcovic and Miguel Arías Canete have presented the framework strategy for an Energy Union. The Commission’s main focus is to integrate the energy markets of the member states and to increase security of energy supply in the EU. At the moment, every member state is viewing energy policies through the lens of its own national interests. In Germany, for example, the transition to an energy system based largely on renewable sources and its reform of the power market provide the key context, cep expert Goetz Reichert told the Clean Energy Wire. “It’s really an old conflict between Germany and the Commission: the Commission wants to achieve more cooperation and convergence of national support schemes for renewable energies, while the German government doesn’t want to see the Commission interfere with its national support for renewables,” Reichert explained.