Winter Package: Governance Regulation fails to hold member states to account

Policy experts have said the proposed regulation needs a rethink as it does not hold individual member states to account for underperformance on energy and climate targets

Proposals for a new Governance Regulation need to be stronger as they are crucial for the success of the EU Energy Union and for the bloc to meet energy and climate targets, policy experts have told ENDS.

Published today (Wednesday) as part of the Commission’s Winter Package, which included the Renewables Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive, this regulation is important because it “forms the back bone of all the other proposals,” according to Julie Finkler law and policy advisor from ClientEarth.

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