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Europe's energy transition is well underway according to Commission report.

The European Commission published on 1 February its 2nd State of the Energy Union Communication, including a progress report on the achievement of the 2020 Energy Efficiency targets since the publication of the first State of the Energy Union in November 2015.

The Communication points out that action on the renovation of buildings should be the priority, and identifies access to finance as one of the most pressing challenges.

The Commission states that “if Member States’ efforts continue, the EU is on track to reach its 2020 energy efficiency targets” and that implementation has to start now.

At the same time, the Commission is launching a second Energy Union tour, with the aim to push for the swift implementation of the Energy Union at national level. Member States shall present their draft national energy and climate plans by the end of 2017.  

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Source: European Commission © European Union, 1995-2017