Agenda: EP JURI Committee Meeting (15 January 2018)

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Event: S3PEnergy – High Level Event (Brussels, 25 January 2018)

The Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy is organising a High Level Event to showcase the results achieved so far and to discuss on the most effective ways to keep assisting regions specialised in the energy domain. Particular focus will be given to the interregional cooperation dynamics in the domains of bioenergy, smart grids, sustainable buildings, marine renewables and solar.  Full article…

At a Glance: Clean energy in the European Union

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Amendments to the Report: EP ENVI & ITRE Committee on Governance of the Energy Union

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Press release: New case study** Kalmar, Sweden: Public procurement of buses with 100% renewables target

As part of the objective of becoming 100% fossil fuel free by 2030, Kalmar County has set up a public procurement for the purchase of biogas fuelled buses. Authorities from the county and the city of Kalmar chose to reuse biomethane produced from cattle manure to run the buses, both addressing the issue of over-fertilisation and fostering the shift towards a carbon neutral transport system. Full article…

Event: Transitioning to renewables: What role for biomass? (Brussels, 22 February 2018)

Wind, solar, hydro, biomass and geothermal are all potential renewable energy sources that can replace fossil fuels which are blamed for warming the planet. The use of biomass is currently regulated by the 2009 Renewable Energy Directive. The European Commission has proposed in its Winter Package to review the Directive, in line with the EU’s 2030 targets for clean energy and climate change. EU Institutions will hold trilogues in early 2018 with a Parliament vote scheduled for February. The outcome of these discussions will define the European future of biomass (including forest waste and residues), which accounts for about two-thirds of all renewable energy consumption in the EU.
However, there are some concerns as to the Commission’s proposal. Member States are at different stages of the transition to renewables for reasons related to their energy “history”. The transition from fossil fuels to renewables is a lengthy process. Regarding biomass, the type and share of bioenergy usage can vary greatly within the EU. Following best practice and lessons learnt is therefore indispensable.
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Press release: 12 cities and 2 Provinces selected for the Covenant of Mayors Twinning Programme

The results of the call of the Covenant of Mayors twinning programme have been unveiled. Amongst more than 100 applications received, 12 municipalities and 2 provinces have been selected. A total of seven peer-to-peer exchanges will be organised and funded by the programme.

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Event: EU-India conference on Advanced Biofuels (New Delhi, India, 7-8 March 2018)

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Written Answer to a Question: Non-compliance of the Zabalgarbi incineration plant with EU renewable energy legislation

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Event: Lignofuels 2018 (Amsterdam, 7-8 February 2018)

Already on its 10th edition, this two day conference will bring together key lignofuels stakeholders to join our forum discussions and networking, including leaders from advanced generation biofuels companies from across the globe represented by Technical, Strategic and Business Development Executives from First and Advanced Generation Biofuels Producers, Oil Refiners, Process Technology Providers, Enzyme Developers, Engineering Firms and Agribusiness as well as Financiers, Investors, Policy & Regulators, Automotive & Aviation Industries, Consultants, Traders & Brokers and Chemical Companies.

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Provisional Agenda: Energy Council (11 June 2018)

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Merger Case: M.8068 — Bunge/Walter Rau Neusser Öl und Fett

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Going big with microalgae biotechnology

Sun, seawater and sewage: microalgae can thrive on feedstock that is freely available and the resulting biomass can be used to make high-value products such as biostimulants and biopesticides. But can this be done viably on a large scale? Let us demonstrate, say EU-funded researchers building an integrated biorefinery.
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Report: EP ITRE Committee on the 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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Outcome of Proceedings: 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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Press Release: Thirteen renewable energy projects selected for Horizon 2020 funding

The projects awarded the EU funding are expected to demonstrate clean energy technology and propose near-to-market solutions for renewable energy sources. They will receive €134.4 million to carry out their work plans after signing grant agreements with INEA, for which they have time until March 2018.  Full article…

State Aid Case: SA.48184 Prolongation of biofuel support scheme

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Agenda: Working Party on Trade Questions (10 January 2018)

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OPP Meeting Summary: Energy Council – Promotion of renewable energy (18 December 2017)

A summary of the debate on the general approach is available. Full article…

Stakeholder Press Release: Environmentalists attack ‘no ambition’ EU climate bills

European energy ministers drew their battlelines on Monday (18 December) by adopting common positions on new climate bills which have thoroughly disappointed environmental lobby groups. Full article…

Stakeholder Press Release: As it happened – Ministers hash out future of EU energy policy

EU energy ministers met on Monday (18 December) in an attempt to find a common position on three crucial energy laws, ahead of fierce negotiations with the European Parliament expected early next year. Here is how EURACTIV reported on the latest developments.

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Outcome of Proceedings: Eco-innovation – enabling the transition towards a circular economy

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UPDATED – Agenda: Energy Council (18 December 2017)

Update: the outcome of the meeting has been published. A items are also available and cover issues related to energy, climate, environment, trade and transport policy.

Ministers discussed four legislative files under the clean energy package: the Regulation on governance of the Energy Union, Directive on the promotion of energy from renewable sources, directive on common rules for the internal market in electricity and the Regulation on the internal electricity market. They agreed on a general approach for each of the files. Under AOB, the agenda included information from the Commission on external energy relations and information from the Bulgarian delegation on the work programme of the incoming Presidency.

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Press Release: Promoting renewable energy use – Council adopts its position

On 18 December 2017, the Council adopted its position on a directive promoting the use of renewable energy across the EU. This agreement paves the way for the Council to start negotiations with the European Parliament as soon as its negotiating mandate is agreed.

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