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Commission welcomes Parliament committee votes on Clean Energy Package

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The European Commission welcomes today’s strong endorsement by the European Parliament of three key proposals of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package (presented by the European Commission on 30 November 2016). A joint meeting of the Committee on Industry, Research, Telecoms and Energy (ITRE) and the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) voted by a clear majority (by 88 votes for and 11 votes against) in favour of the proposal on the governance of the Energy Union (on which a political agreement was reached by the co-legislators on 20 June). In addition, the ITRE Committee also voted favourably and with a strong majority on new rules for improving energy efficiency (48 in favour, 8 against) and on increasing renewable energy use in Europe (50 in favour, 7 against). Political agreements by the co-legislators on these two proposals were reached on 19 June and 14 June, respectively.


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