Press Release: Finland shows how bioenergy and nuclear can drive the energy transition

Tampere – Thanks to the strong role of nuclear, hydro and bioenergy – which alone accounts for 29% of energy supply – Finland has one of the lowest share of fossil fuels in total energy supply among IEA member countries. Yet in its latest review of energy policies in Finland, the IEA finds that the government will nonetheless need to focus on cost-effective measures to achieve its ambitious climate goals of halving oil demand and phasing out coal use by 2030, among others.

Press Release: Commission closes anti-dumping investigation into Argentinian and Indonesian biodiesel, anti-subsidy investigation continues

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Speech by Commissioner Karmenu Vella: Sustainable & circular bioeconomy- the European way, Brussels, 22 October 2018

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Letter & Reply: Commissioner Malmström on Argentinian biodiesel trade defence measures

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Agenda: EP ITRE Committee Meeting (5 November 2018)

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Speech by Commissioner Hogan at the Conference on Revised EU Bioeconomy Strategy

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Press Release: Energy efficiency is the cornerstone for building a secure and sustainable energy system

A global effort to deploy the right energy efficiency policies could, on its own, see greenhouse gas emissions peak quickly and then fall even as the global economy doubles between now and 2040, according to the IEA’s latest analysis on energy efficiency. Energy Efficiency 2018 examines the opportunities for improving global energy efficiency to 2040, and finds that efficiency gains alone could allow the world to extract twice as much economic value from the energy it uses compared to today. Doing so would reduce energy bills for consumers by more than $500 billion dollars per year, lower energy imports and cut air pollution in cities – a key issue for many countries.

Speech by Commissioner Carlos Moedas at the High Level Conference: Sustainable and Circular Bioeconomy, the European Way, Brussels

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Official Journal (L Series)Commission Implementing Regulation terminating the proceedings concerning imports of biodiesel originating in Argentina and Indonesia and repealing Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1194/2013

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Remarks by Commissioner Phil Hogan at Conference on “Civic Energy Systems Development in the Fight Against Smog in Rural Areas”, Grodno, Poland

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UPDATED – Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: A sustainable Bioeconomy for Europe: Strengthening the connection between economy, society and the environment

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Press Release: The new Bioeconomy Strategy of the European Commission has been published

As announced by President Juncker and First Vice-President Timmermans in their letter of intent accompanying President Juncker‘s 2018 State of the Union Address, the new bioeconomy strategy is part of the Commission’s drive to boost jobs, growth and investment in the EU. It aims to improve and scale up the sustainable use of renewable resources to address global and local challenges such as climate change and sustainable development.

A sustainable Bioeconomy for Europe: strengthening the connection between economy, society and the environment

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Remarks by Commissioner Phil Hogan at Conference on “Civic Energy Systems Development in the Fight Against Smog in Rural Areas”, Grodno, Poland

“Today you are asking the question: How can we develop energy systems to reduce smog in Poland’s Rural Areas? I would argue that the question needs to be answered in two parts. First, how can harmful carbon emissions be reduced in rural areas, particularly in agricultural activity? And second, how can we develop new economic opportunities both on farms and in the broader rural economy that do more for the environment?”

Event: AlgaEurope 2018 (Amsterdam, 4-6 December 2018)

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Letter and Reply: Commissioner Malmström replies to Member States on Argentinian subsidies on biofuels.

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Written Answer to a question: Horizon 2020 – SABANA project

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Press Release: A new bioeconomy strategy for a sustainable Europe

As announced by President Juncker and First Vice-President Timmermans in their letter of intent accompanying President Juncker‘s 2018 State of the Union Address, the new bioeconomy strategy is part of the Commission’s drive to boost jobs, growth and investment in the EU. It aims to improve and scale up the sustainable use of renewable resources to address global and local challenges such as climate change and sustainable development.

Question for Written Answer: Argentinian subsidised biodiesel exports

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Report: EP TRAN Committee on Towards the broadest use of alternative fuels – Action plan on alternative fuels infrastructure

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Press Release: Modern bioenergy leads the growth of all renewables to 2023, according to latest IEA market forecast

Modern bioenergy will have the biggest growth in renewable resources between 2018 and 2023, underscoring its critical role in building a robust renewable portfolio and ensuring a more secure and sustainable energy system, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest market forecast.

Event: Sustainable and circular Bioeconomy, the European way (Brussels, 22 October 2018)

The conference will focus on the need to have a sustainable and circular bioeconomy to enhance the transition in a changed EU policy context and towards a new environmental, social and economic reality. It will also set the scene for the start of the discussion about synergetic actions across different priority areas.

Press Release: Belgique : avec la BEI et ELENA, le projet RenoWatt, l’énergie au service de l’emploi, s’ouvre à toute la Wallonie

Pour atteindre les objectifs européens et économiques, les collectivités locales ont leur rôle à jouer en matière d’efficacité énergétique (rénovation urbaine, mobilité, énergie biomasse, etc.). Le projet RenoWatt évolue dans ce sens et s’ouvre à toute la Wallonie, avec le soutien du programme européen ELENA et de la Banque européenne d’investissement. Explications.

Press Release: EU energy statistics – latest data now available!

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