State of the Energy Union 2022

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Practical information

  • Composition of the study group
  • Administrator : Giorgia BORDIGNON; Assistant:  Daniel MAKAY
  • Foreseen for the TEN Section meeting:  7 March 2023
  • Foreseen for the EESC Plenary session:  : 22-23 March 2023

Gist of the Commission document

The 2022 State of the Energy Union report has been published by the Commission on the 18th of October. This seventh edition of the report takes stock of the EU’s energy policy response to the current energy crisis. 2022 has seen turbulence in energy markets, price volatility and energy insecurity across the world, which has had a huge impact on the EU’s energy system. To reflect the new geopolitical realities the EU and its Member States are reshaping and accelerating their energy and climate strategies.

The 2022 report asseses the energy supply and demand in the EU, diversification of energy supply, the just transition, and the impact on consumers and businesses. It details the European policy response to diverse challenges, notably through the REPowerEU plan, but also through a range of other measures to address energy prices and ensure security of supply, including the use of Article 122 of the Treaty – the emergency article to address energy emergencies.

For this reason, the EESC opinion will summarise the work done this year on the energy crisis, react to those art. 122 regulatory decisions that were not referred to us, and anticipate the economic, social and civil society demands for the next year in terms of affordable, secure and sustainable energy for the EU.