In this video for viEUws – the EU Policy Broadcaster – Hughes Belin introduces the top 5 energy issues that will be discussed by the EU institutions under the Luxembourg EU Presidency (Luxembourg took over the rotating 6-month presidency in July).
1. Energy Union: Luxembourg’s top priority is the development of a governance system for the EU Energy Union and 2030 climate and energy goals that delineates the division of power and responsibilities between Brussels and national governments.
2. Internal energy market: The new electricity market redesign proposals released by the European Commission in July will be debated by EU energy ministers.
3. Research: Luxembourg will emphasize the importance of innovation, R&D, and new technologies in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors. The Commission is due to present an update to the EU’s 2007 Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan.
4. Infrastructure: The first EU Infrastructure Forum will take place under the Luxembourg Presidency. A total of €650 million in grants for energy infrastructure projects in the pan-European interest is planned for this year.
5. Nuclear: the Luxembourg Presidency will help member states implement recently adopted EU legislation on nuclear safety.
In addition, the Presidency will work on energy labelling of consumer goods, a heating and cooling strategy, and gas security of supply, LNG and storage strategies.
The Top 5 energy priorities for the Luxembourg EU Presidency first appeared on viEUws in July.