A Step Further Towards a European Energy Transition: The “Clean Energy Package” from a Legal Point of View

  • Grit LudwigEmail author


With its “clean energy package”, the European Commission intends to shape the legal framework for a European Energy Union for the period between 2020 and 2030. The package is based on the new EU competences in energy policy which the Lisbon Treaty established in 2009. Besides a Regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union, the package comprises seven proposals for revisions and amendments of existing directives and regulations in the energy sector. These are supposed to build a new legal framework for renewable energies, energy efficiency, energy efficiency in buildings, as well as for the electricity market. This contribution gives an overview of the new regulations and a tentative assessment of the package from a legal point of view.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environmental and Planning LawHelmholtz Centre for Environmental ResearchLeipzigGermany

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