The 2020 report, published on 14 October 2020, is the first state of the energy union report since the adoption of the European Green Deal. It looks at the energy union’s contribution to Europe’s long-term climate goals.
It takes stock of the progress made in the five dimensions of the energy union – decarbonisation, including renewables, energy efficiency, the internal energy market, security of supply and research, innovation and competitiveness. The report provides guidance on the swift implementation of the national energy and climate plans (NECPs) and on how energy-related investment and reforms can boost the EU’s economic recovery. It highlights how the NextGenerationEU recovery plan can support EU countries through a number of flagship funding programmes.
This report is also accompanied by a wide range of reports and annexes, including the Commission’s individual assessment of each EU country’s final NECP, analysing the contribution each country is committed to make to the EU 2030 energy and climate targets, and the policies planned to attain these.