EU Law

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 12th September 2014.

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Photo of John Redwood John Redwood Conservative, Wokingham

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many new EU directives and regulations have been transposed into UK law by his Department since May 2010.

Photo of Amber Rudd Amber Rudd The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Since May 2010, DECC has enacted legislation to transpose 7 new EU Directives and 6 new EU Regulations into UK law. A list of the relevant Directives and Regulations is set out below:

Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC

Directive 2009/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 amending Directive 2003/87/EC so as to improve and extend the greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme of the Community

Directive 2009/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the geological storage of carbon dioxide and amending Council Directive 85/337/EEC, European Parliament and Council Directives 2000/60/EC, 2001/80/EC, 2004/53/EC, 2006/12/EC, 2008/1/EC and Regulation EC No 1013/2006

Directive 2009/72/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 concerning common rules for the internal market in electricity and repealing Directive 2003/54/EC

Directive 2009/73/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 concerning common rules for the internal market in natural gas and repealing Directive 2003/55/EC

Directive 2009/119/EC imposing an obligation to maintain minimum stocks of crude oil and/or petroleum products

Directive 2012/27/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on energy efficiency, amending Directives 2009/125/EC and 2010/30/EU and repealing Directives 2004/8/EC and 2006/32/EC

Regulation 2009/713/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing an Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators

Regulation (EC) No 714/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on conditions for access to the network for cross-border exchanges in electricity and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1228/2003

Regulation (EC) No 715/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networks and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1775/2005

Regulation No. 1227/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency

Regulation No. 267/2012 of the Council concerning restrictive measures against Iran and repealing EU Regulation No. 961/2010 (OJ No L 88, 24.3.2012), as amended

Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2013 on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure and repealing Decision No 1364/2006/EC and amending Regulations (EC) No 713/2009, (EC) No 714/2009 and (EC) No 715/2009

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