Energy Union (Communication)

The European Commission clarifies its Strategic Framework for an Energy Union and the associated climate and energy policy measures which it is planning for the coming years. It supports inter alia in this regard an expansion of cross-border gas infrastructure in the EU and tighter CO2 limits for motor vehicles.


The expansion of cross-border gas infrastructure increases the security of the gas supply in those EU Member States that are currently highly dependent on only one gas supplier. CO2 limits for motor vehicles cannot however guarantee that the CO2 reduction targets for the road transport sector will be achieved with accuracy or at minimal cost. Instead, the existing EU Emission Trading System should be extended to include the road transport sector.