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Title: Midterm review of the achievements of the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union


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Midterm review of the achievements of the
Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the
European Union
  • András Rozmer
  • Department of Strategy and International
    Relations
  • Deputy State-Secretariat for Energy Affairs
  • Ministry of National Development
  • Hungary

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The core objectives of the European energy policy
  • Sustainability
  • Competitiveness
  • Security of supply

3
  • Energy 2020 Strategy
  • Priority areas
  • (1) Achieving an energy efficient Europe
  • (2) Building a truly pan-European integrated
    energy market
  • (3) Empowering consumers and achieving the
    highest level of safety and security
  • (4) Extending Europe's leadership in energy
    technology and innovation
  • (5) Strengthening the external dimension of the
    EU energy market
  • In view of 2050 decarbonisation goals (80-95)
  • Council conclusions adopted at the Energy Council
    of February 28, 2011

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  • Energy Infrastructure Package
  • Energy Infrastructure priorities for 2020 and
    beyond
  • Objective
  • New approach to planning and prioritising
    European energy infrastructures
  • Important aspects
  • Financing
  • Cost-allocation for crossborder projects
  • Easier permitting procedures
  • Council conclusions adopted at the Energy Council
    of February 28, 2011
  • Follow-up High-level Conference on European
    Energy Infrastructure on May 16-17, 2011

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European Council of February 4, 2011-main
objectives
  • The internal market should be completed by 2014
    so as to allow gas and electricity to flow
    freely.
  • No EU Member State should remain isolated from
    the European gas and electricity networks after
    2015 or see its energy security jeopardized by
    lack of the appropriate connections.

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  • Review of the 2007-2010 Energy Efficiency Action
    Plan
  • Objectives
  • Analysing patways to reach a 20 increase in
    energy efficiency by 2020
  • Defining the most important energy efficieny
    actions
  • Council conclusions to be adopted at the June 10,
    2011 Energy Council.

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  • Regulation on Energy Market Integrity and
    Transparency (REMIT)
  • Objective
  • To create specific rules for wholesale energy
    market in electricity and gas and related
    products
  • Prohibit market abuse and market manipulation
  • Prohibit trading based on insider information
  • Prohibit disclosing inside info
  • attempted manipulation.
  • Discussion at the Energy Council of June 10,
    2011.
  • The main aim is to reach political agreement.

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  • Further important dossiers I.
  • Energy Roadmap 2050
  • Challenge
  • EU commitment of greenhouse gas emissions
    reduction to 80-95 below 1990 levels by 2050 in
    the context of necessary reductions by developed
    countries as a group.
  • Objective of the Energy Roadmap 2050
  • Determining pathways for decarbonising the energy
    sector
  • In view of the Low-carbon Roadmap for 2050
  • Discussions to be started at the Informal
    Ministerial Meeting on May 2-3, 2011
  • The Commission document will be issued in the 2nd
    half of 2011

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  • Further important dossiers II.
  • External Energy Relations (1)
  • One of the key priorities of the EU energy
    strategy 2020
  • A number of questions need to be addressed
  • further energy market integration
  • approach to producer, transit and consumer
    countries
  • renewable investments in neighbouring countries
  • security of supply, diversification of sources
    and routes
  • collective EU weight in global energy discussions
    and in international organisations

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  • External Energy Relations (2)
  • Commissions Communication on Security of Supply
    and International Cooperation is likely to be
    released in June.
  • Public Consultation period from 21/12/2010 to
    07/03/2011
  • This will be the topic at the working lunch of
    May Informal Ministerial Meeting
  • But the detailed discussion remains for Poland
    which put external dimension as a major issue on
    its presidencys agenda.

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Upcoming events
  • 2-3 May Informal Meeting of Energy Ministers,
    Gödöllo
  • Main topic Energy Roadmap 2050
  • 16-17 May High Level Conference on Energy
    Infrastructure, BudapestFollow up of the 2010
    Madrid Infrastructure Conference
  • 10 June Energy Council, Luxembourg - Planned
    agenda
  • Energy Efficiency Action Plan conclusions
  • REMIT Council agreement
  • Safety of offshore oil and gas activities,
    legislation
  • South Corridor state of play
  • 3rd package implementation
  • Presidency presentation of a summary
    regarding the main statements and conclusions of
    the Informal Meeting of Energy Ministers

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