Integrated national energy and climate plans

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Information memo: Integrated national energy and climate plans

Practical information

  1. Composition of the study group
  2. Administrator: Alessandro RIZZI, Assistant: Vicentzia NEAGU
  3. Foreseen for the TEN Section meeting:  16 October 2019
  4. Foreseen for the EESC Plenary session:  30-31 October 2019


The EU Governance Regulation (EU 2018/1999) has created a unique system of energy and climate governance ensuring that the European Union and its Member States can plan together and fulfil collectively these 2030 targets, as well as ensure a transition to a climate neutral economy that is fair and cost-effective for all. To this end, all Member States have prepared draft integrated National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs).

The Communication from 18 June 2019 analyses the draft NECPs and looks at their aggregated effects in reaching the EU Energy Union objectives and 2030 targets. It complements the detailed analyses at national and European level, and the specific Recommendations addressed to each Member State. Together these will help Member States to finalise their NECPs by the end of 2019.

The plans are to be reviewed in 2024 and form the basis of a continued dialogue, cooperation and review of the ambition level in relation to achieving the 2030 targets of EU energy and climate policies.