State of the Energy Union

European Commission Releases Climate Action Progress Report 2023

The European Commission published the 2023 State of the Energy Union report on 24 October 2023, highlighting the EU’s progress towards its climate and energy goals.

The 2023 State of the Energy Union report focuses on the EU’s response to the unprecedented crisis in the energy sector caused by Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. Focused on saving energy, diversifying the energy supply, and accelerating the transition to clean energy, the EU used the crisis to reduce its dependency on Russia’s fossil fuels. One of the key highlights in the report is the fact that the EU was able to reduce its gas demand by more than 18% when compared to the demand of the previous 5 years.

This year’s edition of the report starts by describing the influence of the European Green Deal on the EU’s crisis response strategy, then analyses the implementation status of the Energy Union across its different dimensions, and finally identifies future challenges for the EU energy system. The report is also accompanied by several others, such as the Assessment of progress towards the objectives of the Energy Union and Climate Action, the Climate Action Progress Report, and the Fuel Quality Report. Together, these provide a more in-depth assessment of the progress of the Energy Union’s initiatives across its five dimensions and the clean energy transition.

You can find the 2023 State of the Energy Union report here.