The Madrid Forum was set up to discuss issues regarding the creation of the internal gas market. Currently it is addressing the implementation of the network codes and the cross-border trade of gas, in particular the allocation and management of scarce interconnection capacity and other technical and commercial barriers to the creation of a fully operational internal gas market.
The European Commission is releasing today €500 million of funding for cross-border energy infrastructure. The projects will strengthen the EU’s internal energy market, enhance security of energy supply, and help provide clean, sustainable energy for Europe. The 2018-2 CEF Energy call for proposals (CEF-Energy-2018-2) under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF-Energy) will be open until 11 October 2018.
Today, Europe continues to show worldwide leadership by ensuring, in line with its 45% share in the project, that the necessary resources are provided to the project for the completion of the construction phase of ITER. This will allow for the first experiments to start in 2025 and to continue towards full operation by 2035.
On the sidelines of the Energy Infrastructure Forum taking place on 24-25 May in Copenhagen, Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete witnessed today the signing of two agreements for two major infrastructure projects, i.e. the grant agreement for studies for the Gas Interconnector between Denmark and Poland (Baltic-Pipe) and the connection agreement (Final Investment Decision) for the Gas Interconnector between Poland and Lithuania (GIPL).
The European Commission Technical Assistance Facility (EC TA) linked to the European Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF) has successfully supported energy efficiency projects leading to a total investment volume of €194.4 million.
The Network Code Implementation and Monitoring Group (NC IMG) meets at least twice a year to oversee the implementation and implementation monitoring of electricity network codes and gas network codes in the EU.
European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič will visit Luxembourg on 12 March as part of the Energy Union tour. The Energy Union is the EU’s strategy to ensure that European citizens have access to secure, affordable and clean energy.
Shopping centres from Italy to Norway have undergone radical retrofitting as part of an EU-funded project seeking to re-conceptualise commercial buildings as lighthouses of energy-efficient architectures and systems.