The EU is updating its main funding instrument for nature, biodiversity, climate action and clean energy projects. Today, the Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee confirmed the common understanding reached by the Romanian presidency and the European Parliament on the extension of the LIFE programme beyond 2020.
This seminar will aim at answering the following questions:
- What are the lessons to be drawn from the large scale industrial restructuring which already affected certain European regions in the past?
- How is the on-going or forthcoming transition managed in the regions affected by the closure of big power plants (e.g. in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, other countries…?)
- How to reinforce synergies between public measures (at communal, national and local levels) and stakeholders (local authorities, enterprises, consumers, employees)?
- What are the missions that could be assigned to electric sector operators (old and new stakeholders): vocational training, support to local subcontractors…?
The European Commission, in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, is organising a webinar on Participatory Financing for Sustainable Energy on 4 April 2019, from 11.00 to 13.00 Central European Summer Time.
Today the Commission is releasing €750 million of funding for key European energy infrastructure projects with major cross-border benefits. Supporting the construction of necessary infrastructure, contributes to the Commission’s energy policy priorities of improving energy security, whilst giving consumers more choice, and spurring economic growth and jobs. These interconnections are also essential for renewable energy sources to thrive and make Europe world number one in renewable energy.
The second High-level meeting of the renewables section of the EU Clean Energy Industrial Forum took place in Brussels on 18th March at the European Commission headquarters building, the Berlaymont. Opened by Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, it was attended by a group of 22 CEOs, industry leaders, and representatives from international organisations.