Europacable welcomes „Winter Package”

Europacable welcomes the Commission´s initiatives „Clean Energy for all Europeans – Unlocking Europe´s Growth Potential” unveiled yesterday – commonly referred to as “The Winter Package”. While detailed implications of this comprehensive work will yet to be understood, Europacable clearly believes that better interconnected electricity infrastructures will remain a `conditio sine qua non´ to achieve the proposals main objectives.

Set out in over 1.000 pages, the proposals have three main objectives: Putting energy efficiency first; Achieving global leadership in renewable energies; and Providing a “fair deal” for consumers. Commission VP Sefcovic expressed his hope that the package will “boost clean energy transition by modernizing Europe´s economy”. As initial reactions are mixed with concerns being mainly raised about the future support of renewable energies, Europacable will be closely monitoring as the debate unfolds, seeing the proposal head through the European Parliament and Council.

The key Commission’s press release is available here.  All documents of the package, including further press material, all legislative proposals and their impact assessments, all non-legislative initiatives, factsheets, staff working documents etc., are available here.  The video of the live Press Conference by Vice-President Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ and Commissioner Miguel ARIAS CANETE about the Clean Energy EU package can be viewed here.