Press Release: EU Member States need more ambition to reach joint target on renewable energy

The share of renewable energy sources in the European Union’s (EU) energy use has doubled since 2005 but this growth has been slowing down in recent years, especially due to increasing energy consumption and lack of progress in the transport sector. The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) new report shows that EU Member States need to step up their efforts to reach the 2020 target on renewable energy.

Stakeholder Press Release: The European Union reaches a deal that will bolster the European e-mobility industry

Philippe Vangeel, Secretary General of AVERE, said “The deal reached has provided car manufacturers with the long-awaited clarity and pressure to increase production of electric vehicles across the continent. We specifically welcome the incentive scheme which will put the much-needed pressure on laggard member states to ramp up production which will ultimately lead to the increase of EV uptake across Europe.”

Agenda: Coreper 2 Meeting (19 December 2018)

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Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on disclosures relating to sustainable investments and sustainability risks and amending Directive (EU) 2016/2341

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Agenda: Energy Council (19 December 2018)

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Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council: Report on the functioning of the European carbon market

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Press Release: UN climate talks: EU plays instrumental role in making the Paris Agreement operational

The UN climate conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland, concluded today with the adoption of a clear rulebook to make the Paris Agreement on climate change work in practice across the world. The completion of the rulebook was the EU’s top objective in these negotiations.

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2016/1011 on low carbon benchmarks and positive carbon impact benchmarks

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Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2016/1011 on low carbon benchmarks and positive carbon impact benchmarks

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Press Release: UN Climate talks: EU plays instrumental role in making the Paris Agreement operational

The UN climate conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland, concluded today with the adoption of a clear rulebook to make the Paris Agreement on climate change work in practice across the world. The completion of the rulebook was the EU’s top objective in these negotiations.

UPDATED – Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency

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UPDATED – 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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UPDATED – Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (12 & 14 December 2018)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP Plenary – Involving workers and citizens in a just transition for a safer planet (12 December 2018)

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Press release: S&D – The European financial system must throw its weight behind the fight against climate change

“The Socialists and Democrats led today a vote in the economic and monetary affairs committee to facilitate private investment in low-carbon technologies, such as renewable energies, across the EU and thereby meeting the Paris Agreement objectives. The new harmonised rules on benchmarks will help enhance transparency in sustainable financing by establishing clear criteria on sustainability and by fighting ‘greenwashing’. Investments into sustainable projects and assets in Europe are expected to increase thanks to these new rules, according to the European Commission.”

The future of European Enviornment Policy – Towards an 8th Environment Action Programme.

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ECON Committee – Vote on Low carbon benchmarks and positive carbon impact benchmarks (13 December 2018)

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UPDATED – Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action

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UPDATED – Comitology meeting: Energy Performance of Buildings Committee (23 October 2018)

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Agenda: EP ECON Extraordinary Meeting (13 December 2018)

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Statement: Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete welcomes the provisional political agreement on a proposal to enhance the role of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)

Today’s deal means that six out of the eight legislative proposals of the 2016 Clean Energy for All Europeans package have been politically endorsed by the co-legislators, after the agreements on the Governance of the Energy Union proposal, the revised Energy Efficiency Directive, the revised Renewable Energy Directive, the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive and the Regulation on Risk Preparedness. It is clear progress and momentum towards completing the Energy Union and combatting climate change are well under way. The Juncker Commission, working under its political priority “a resilient Energy Union and a forward-looking climate change policy”, is delivering.

Press Release: Energy Community side-event highlights challenges and opportunities in shifting to a just, low-carbon transition at COP24 in Katowice

On 10 December 2018, the Energy Community Secretariat, with the support of the Polish Government under the COP24 Presidency, held the side-event “Shifting to a low-carbon economy: Just transition pathways in the Energy Community and beyond” at the twenty-fourth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Katowice. For the first time, the Energy Community Secretariat participated to the climate COP as an observer organization.

UPDATED – Final Draft Agenda: European Parliament Plenary Session (10 – 13 December 2018)

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Updated – Agenda: EP ECON Committee Extraordinary Meeting (10 December 2018)

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