Directorate-General for Energy

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The Directorate-General for Energy (DG Ener), also internally the abbreviation ENER is used, is a Directorate-General of the European Commission. The DG Ener is in operation since 17 February 2010 when it was split from the Transport DG[1] (it had been merged with Transport since 2000).

Mission[edit]

DG Ener is focused on creating a competitive internal energy market to lower prices, to develop renewable energy sources, to reduce energy dependence and to reduce energy consumption.

Resources[edit]

The Directorate-General for Energy, based in Brussels, reports to Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Energy. The Directorate-General was headed by Phillip Lowe from March 2010 and by Dominique Ristori since January 2014.

Structure[edit]

The Directorate-General is made up of 6 Directorates (two of which deal with Euratom issues), and the Euratom Supply Agency.

Electromobility[edit]

The Green Car Initiative (GCI) is included in the European Economic Recovery Plan (EERP) presented November 2008. Electrification of transport (electromobility) figures prominently in the GCI. DG TREN is supporting a large European "electromobility" project on electric vehicles and related infrastructure with a total budget of around € 50million as part of the Green Car Initiative.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/10/164&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en
  2. ^ http://ec.europa.eu/transport/urban/vehicles/road/electric_en.htm