La future Union européenne de l'énergie

La Commission Européenne a publié les 15 points définissant sa stratégie pour une Union de l'Energie.
The European Commission has published its strategy framework for an Energy Union, containing 15 “action points” to consolidate energy supply and to reduce energy use and related carbon emissions throughout Europe.

In order to diversify its supply of gas, the Commission will prepare a comprehensive strategy for liquid natural gas (LNG) and its storage.

The EU has agreed to the target of at least 27% energy savings by 2030. A key element of the framework is to focus on energy efficient buildings. The strategy says: “Heating and cooling is the largest single source of energy demand in Europe and the majority of Europe’s gas imports are used for these purposes. Huge efficiency gains remain to be captured with regard to district heating and cooling, which will be addressed in a Commission strategy.”

In its summary of the action points, it says: “Buildings have huge potential for energy efficiency gains. Retrofitting existing buildings to make them energy efficient and making full use of sustainable space heating and cooling will reduce the EU’s energy import bills, reinforce energy security and cut energy costs for households and businesses. The Commission will propose a strategy to facilitate investment in heating and cooling.”