Event: High-Level Meeting of the Clean Energy Industrial Forum on Renewables (Brussels, 9 January 2018)

As announced in the ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ package, the European Commission has created a Clean Energy Industrial Forum to help EU industry take advantage of the growth opportunities arising as part of the clean energy transition. It will consist of three separate sections: Renewables, Batteries, and Construction.

This first High-Level meeting will focus on how to reinforce the competitiveness of the EU renewable energy industry’s value chain, with more detailed discussions on the role of research and innovation areas and trade policies to improve the industry’s competitiveness. Full article…

Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (13 & 15 December 2017)

Agenda items concern energy & climate and environment, digital, trade and transport policy.

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UPDATED – Environment Council (19 December 2017)

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UPDATED – Energy Council (18 December 2017)

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Stakeholder Press Release: The Frustrating Five in the EU Clean Energy Package

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Press Release: No region left behind – launch of the Platform for Coal Regions in Transition

On Monday 11 December Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the Energy Union, Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy and Corina Creţu, Commissioner for Regional Policy will launch a Platform for Coal Regions in Transition. This Platform is one of the elements of the Coal and Carbon-Intensive Regions in Transition Initiative, a key action from the Clean Energy for All Europeans package. Full article…

At a Glance: Third report on the state of the energy union

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Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings

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UPDATED – Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast)

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Agenda: Working Party on Energy (11 December 2017)

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Written Answer to a Question: Compliance with national carbon allocation plans in some Member States

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Official Journal (L Series): Council Decision (EU) 2017/2240 of 10 November 2017 on the signing, on behalf of the Union, and provisional application of the Agreement between the European Union and the Swiss Confederation on the linking of their greenhouse gas emissions trading systems

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UPDATED – Opinion: EP ENVI Committee on Internal market in electricity (recast)

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UPDATED – Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (6 & 8 December 2017)

Update: a corrigendum for 8 December has been published.

Agenda items include energy & environment, digital, transport and general policy items.

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Press Release: Civil society call for an inclusive and coherent long term sustainable post-2020 strategy

The Europe 2020 Strategy is soon coming to an end at a time when Europe is facing major challenges. Civil society should provide contribution to the shaping of the new post-2020 participatory long term strategy, as well as to its governance and implementation, was the event’s message. Key priority for the future strategy should be to respond more effectively to rising inequality, to create trust and confidence across Europe and to ensure a fair transition for all.

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Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on binding annual greenhouse gas emissions reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030 (Effort Sharing)

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Press Release: We need action on the low-carbon technology targets – Tor Ivar Eikaas

It is critical that we deliver on the targets for low-carbon technologies in the 2020s, 2030s and beyond which have been set as part of the EU’s Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan, according to Tor Ivar Eikaas, a special adviser at the Research Council of Norway and a long-standing representative of the SET-Plan steering group.

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The Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan

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Recommendation: EP ENVI Committee on an Agreement between the European Union and the Swiss Confederation on the Linking of their Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Systems

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Stakeholder Press Release: Leading energy efficiency companies ask Member States to support an ambitious revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)

01 December 2017, Brussels: Today, in view of next week trilogue negotiation on the EPBD revision, leading companies wrote a letter to the EU28 Energy Ministers, to call Member States to consider the strategic relevance of this key Directive and follow Mr Bendtsen report adopted by the European Parliament last 11 October. Full article…

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the internal market for electricity (recast)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee Public Hearing on ‘The impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on the environment, public health and food safety’ (28 November 2017)

A summary of the public hearing is now available.

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OPP Meeting Summary: Competitiveness Council – Competitiveness check-up: Objectives of the Industrial Policy and A renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy (30 November 2017)

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