Content updated 9 March 2023.

Governance Regulation

The Regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union aims to track progress in the implementation of EU climate legislation, such as the Effort Sharing Regulation and the LULUCF Regulation.

Under the Governance Regulation, Member States are required to draw up integrated 10-year national energy and climate plans (NECPs) where they outline how they intend to meet energy efficiency targets (and other targets) for 2030. According to the regulation, each Member State must submit a progress report every two years.

The Governance Regulation establishes an integrated 10-year NECP for 2021 to 2030, with a longer-term view towards 2050. The aim is to outline how Member States will achieve their respective targets. It also sets common rules for planning, reporting and monitoring. One aim is to ensure that EU planning and reporting are synchronised with the ambition cycles under the Paris Agreement.

In 2020, the Commission published a detailed EU-wide assessment of the final NECPs and individual assessments of each of the national plans.