Commission launches public consultation on the trans-European energy infrastructure review
Today, the Commission has launched a public consultation on the review of the EU rules on trans-European energy infrastructure. The consultation will be open for 8 weeks until 13 July 2020 and all responses gathered will be taken into account for the review of the existing trans-European energy infrastructure (TEN-E) regulation, which will make a fundamental contribution to the European Green Deal. Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, said: “To become a climate neutral continent by 2050, Europe needs energy infrastructure that is modern, resilient, secure and able to accommodate a much greater share of renewables. The updated TEN-E regulation will set out the rules for cross-border energy projects to make sure that they are in line with our climate ambition. During the public consultation launched today, we are keen to hear everyone’s views on how to move forward.” The Commission intends to publish a legislative proposal to adapt this regulation before the end of 2020. To ensure a broader and more interactive consultation process, the Commission will also organise four dedicated stakeholder webinars, and an inception impact assessment was recently published for feedback. More information is available in this news item.