Energy Union is a policy framework proposed by the European Commission based on long-established objectives of EU energy policy, namely security of supply, sustainability and competitiveness. The Energy Union aims at furthering integration and coordination of Member States on five dimensions:
- Energy security, solidarity and trust;
- the internal energy market;
- energy efficiency as a contribution to the moderation of energy demand;
- decarbonisation of the economy and
- research, innovation and competitiveness.
The implementation of the Energy Union strategy with a forward looking climate change policy was launched as one of the political priorities of the Juncker Commission in February 2015. It will allow a free flow of energy across borders and a secure supply in every EU country through one unique internal energy market.