State of the Energy Union 2021

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Dictamen del CESE: State of the Energy Union 2021

KEY POINTS 

The EESC : 

  • believes that the extent of the potential risks linked to the dependence of the EU energy system on imports of raw materials needed for energy sector from Russia has now been revealed, and requires the EU to act as a matter of urgency.
  • stresses the commitment to the objectives of the Green Deal and recommends stepping up efforts to achieve the set targets and reduce the EU's dependence on fossil fuels as quickly as possible.
  • appreciates the fact that renewables have become the main EU power source, but underlines that more tangible actions are needed to enable consumers to be actively engaged in the market and to benefit from more decentralised and more sustainable supply structures.