The 27 governments of the European Union must unanimously approve the partnership in the Council of the European Union, in accordance with Articles 207 and 218 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and the European Parliament is also invited to give its compliant opinion. The European Parliament has the power to approve or reject the agreement. In the event that the Council of the European Union, on the proposal of the European Commission, calls the TTIP a «mixed agreement», the agreement of all parliaments of the EU Member States is required, in accordance with the various constitutional procedures, before the agreement enters into force. In the United States, both houses of Congress will have to pass the agreement before it can be ratified.  The TTIP Energy Chapter project was sent to the Guardian in July 2016.  According to The Guardian, this project could «sabotage» European efforts to implement binding energy-saving measures and promote the transition to renewable electricity generation. The draft text obliges the two trading blocs to «promote the self-regulation of energy efficiency requirements for industrial goods, for which such self-regulation can achieve policy objectives more quickly or at a lower cost than mandatory requirements.»  The project also provides that energy system managers provide access to gas and electricity «under reasonable, transparent and non-discriminatory commercial conditions, including between types of energy.  Feed-in tariffs would thus be open to trade challenges, including those used by Germany. «These proposals are completely unacceptable,» he said. They would sabotage the ability of EU lawmakers to prioritise renewable energy and energy efficiency over unsustainable fossil fuels. This is an attempt to undermine democracy in Europe.  Former British Prime Minister David Cameron said that critics of free trade should not use the National Health Service (NHS) to divert people`s attention and speak honestly about trade deals.
The UK Department for Business, Innovation and Qualifications said TTIP provided adequate protection for the UK NHS.  – establishing compatible regulatory systems in key sectors to deal with regulatory ndrifts that unnecessarily limit trade; Anthony Blinken, Biden`s senior foreign policy adviser, said in September at an event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that the Democrat would end Trump`s «artificial trade war» with the EU, calling it a «self-inflicted injury» that has pushed up costs for the United States.