On September the 10th, President-elect Von der Leyen presented the allocation of portfolios among the potential future Commissioners.
Kadri Simson, who has been proposed for the Energy portfolio, will be heard by European Parliament’s ITRE Commitee on October the 3rd. Frans Timmermans, who has been proposed Executive Vice-president for EU Green Deal and Climate action, will be heard on October the 8th by ENVI and associated Commitees.
EFIEES thus elaborated some possible questions to be asked by MEPs to commissioners-designate during the hearings:
- What does the Commission intend to do to ensure that the EU will achieve the 2020 energy efficiency objectives, for which the EU is not on track, and the 2030 objectives?
- Will there be a dedicated policy framework or support instrument to trigger the uptake of Energy Efficiency Services and Energy Performance Contracting (EPC), apart from an approach based on financing instruments which do not really tackle market obstacles?
- How does the Commission plan to address the decarbonisation and enhance the energy efficiency of the Heating & Cooling sector in the short and medium-term?
- What does the Commission propose to balance the support for energy efficiency and renewables and consequently optimise the costs and social impact of the transition?
Read our full questions here