Energy and natural resources
Energy ministers discussed the impact of rising energy costs and prices on European consumers and on the EU's industrial competitiveness.
Energy and natural resources, Environment, consumers and health
Supported by a detailed analysis on energy prices and costs, the 2030 framework will ensure regulatory certainty for investors and a coordinated approach among Member States, leading to the development of new technologies.
Energy and natural resources, Science and technology
The action plan should help drive forward this nascent 'blue energy' sector towards full industrialisation. Ocean energy covers all technologies to harvest the renewable energy of our seas and oceans other than offshore wind.
Energy and natural resources, Transport and travel
The Council endorsed a report on the progress on the completion of the EU internal energy market, and a report on the review of developments on the external dimension of the EU energy policy in the follow-up to the European Council of 22 May 2013.
These "projects of common interest" (PCI) will benefit from accelerated licensing procedures and improved regulatory conditions and may have access to financial support from the Connecting Europe Facility, under which a €5.85 billion budget has been allocated to trans-European energy infrastructure for the period 2014-20.
The European Commission sets out EU-wide safety objectives to significantly reduce the risks and protect people and the environment.