- Administrator: Layla REITER, Assistant: Virginie ANDRÉ
The EESC is preparing an opinion on the REPowerEU Plan (COM(2022) 230 final) and the proposed targeted amendments to the Resilience and Recovery Facility Regulation (COM (2022) 231 final) published on 18 May by the European Commission.
Following the REPowerEU Communication of 8 March, the Commission proposed the outline of a plan to make Europe independent from Russian fossil fuels before 2030, in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The REPowerEU Plan aims to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and to tackle the climate crisis, by fast forwarding the green transition. Building on the Fit for 55 package of proposals and completing the actions on energy security of supply and storage, the measures in the REPowerEU plan focus on energy savings, diversifying of energy supplies, accelerating the roll-out of renewable energy to replace fossil fuels by boosting Europe’s clean energy transition, and smartly combine investments and reforms.
The Commission is also proposing to make targeted amendments to the Resilience and Recovery Facility Regulation to integrate dedicated REPowerEU chapters in Member States' existing recovery and resilience plans (RRPs), in addition to the large number of relevant reforms and investments.