In spite of recent scientific, technological and political progress, the EU still faces numerous problems in the energy field. The political, economic and technological interdependence between Member States has never been so strong, while at the same time they confront daunting challenges:
securing power supplies at competitive prices;
guaranteeing universal access to energy;
paving the way to a low-carbon society by 2050.
In this context, shortcomings in coherent policy and joint decision-making, implementation, pooling of resources, and appropriate governance, are evident.
The European Energy Community (EEC), inspired by Jacques Delors and the think-tank Notre Europe - Jacques Delors Institute, sets out to resolve these problems. It fosters a Europe-wide approach, to make energy policy more efficient, reduce costs, and raise the EU’s international profile, while at the same time bringing extra value for European citizens.
This vision coincides perfectly with the objectives of the EESC. We work to achieve more European integration, and to replace fragmented national systems that do not serve the interests of consumers. There is much to do, and we believe civil society has an essential role to play when it comes to networks, harmonising markets, public consultation and education.