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Energy and the Green Deal

A clean energy transition

The European Green Deal focuses on 3 key principles for the clean energy transition, which will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance the quality of life of our citizens:

  1. ensuring a secure and affordable EU energy supply
  2. developing a fully integrated, interconnected and digitalised EU energy market
  3. prioritising energy efficiency, improving the energy performance of our buildings and developing a power sector based largely on renewable sources

The Commission’s main objectives to achieve this are:

  • build interconnected energy systems and better integrated grids to support renewable energy sources
  • promote innovative technologies and modern infrastructure
  • boost energy efficiency and eco-design of products
  • decarbonise the gas sector and promote smart integration across sectors
  • empower consumers and help EU countries to tackle energy poverty
  • promote EU energy standards and technologies at global level
  • develop the full potential of Europe’s offshore wind energy

The European Commission adopted a set of proposals to make the EU's climate, energy, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. More information on Delivering the European Green Deal.

In the spotlight



23 MARCH 2022
Factsheet: Refilling gas storage for next winter


8 MARCH 2022
Factsheet: REPowerEU - Joint European action for more affordable, secure and sustainable energy


15 DECEMBER 2021
Factsheet: Making our homes and buildings fit for a greener future


15 DECEMBER 2021
Factsheet: Delivering the Green Deal - the role of clean gases including hydrogen