Press Release: Conclusions of the 51st meeting of the EEA Council

The fifty-first meeting of the EEA Council took place in Brussels on 20 May 2019 under the Presidency of Mr Ștefan-Radu Oprea, Minister for Business Environment, Commerce and Entrepreneurship of Romania, representing the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The meeting was attended by Ms Aurelia Frick, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liechtenstein, Mr Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, and Ms Ine Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, as well as by members of the Council of the European Union and representatives of the European Commission and the European External Action Service. The EEA Council discussed the overall functioning of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA Agreement) and held an orientation debate on Climate change: Long-term strategies towards 2050 and the implementation of the Paris agreement.

Press Release: Executive Director makes official visit to China

Dr Fatih Birol, the International Energy Agency’s Executive Director, visited Beijing on 16 and 17 May where he met with senior government officials, gave a keynote speech and launched a major new report on China’s gas market.

UPDATED – Comitology Written Consultation: Programme Committee for the specific programme implementing Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) – Configuration ‘Secure, clean and efficient energy’

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OPP Meeting Summary: Agriculture and Fisheries Council – A Clean Planet For All (14 May 2019)

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Draft Council conclusions on the Future of Energy Systems in the Energy Union designed to ensure the clean energy transition and the achievement of energy and climate objectives towards 2030 and beyond

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Press Release: Transition to fossil free industries – technology pathways and policies

Innovative technology pathways and decarbonisation roadmaps for the energy intensive industries are key elements of a future long-term EU strategy outlined in the European Commission’s communication “A clean planet for all”. The extremely energy-intensive businesses like steel, plastics and paper production, need to overcome traditional boundaries and establish cross-sectoral solutions driven by new interconnections.

Public Consultation: Targeted Consultation for the Evaluation of the Guidelines on State aid for Environmental protection and Energy 2014-2020 (EEAG)

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UPDATED – Clean Planet for all: A European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy – agricultural aspects

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Press Release: €114 million available for Horizon 2020 energy projects

You can now apply for funding for your project developing renewable energy solutions and working to enable near-zero emissions from fossil fuel power plants and carbon intensive industries.

Starting today, EU funding of €114 million in total is available to help you carry out a project in these areas.

UPDATED – Agenda: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (15 April 2019)

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Press Release: EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019 – register now!

With more than 90 policy sessions and 12 themes, the Policy Conference promises to deliver a comprehensive overview of advancements in the field of sustainable energy. Next to the policy sessions, the conference includes a Networking Village (18-20 June), with more than 100 activities, and the Awards Ceremony (18 June) where the most outstanding projects will be recognised in the categories of Engagement, Leadership, Innovation and Youth.

Updated – Agenda: Coreper 2 Meeting (11 April 2019)

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UPDATED – Agenda: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Climate change) (3 May 2019)

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Press Release: IEA celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Energy Business Council with its largest gathering ever in Paris

The International Energy Agency on Tuesday held the 20th meeting of the IEA Energy Business Council, the overarching body through which the IEA interacts with the private sector.

Press Release: Read our newly launched Climate Emergency Manifesto

GUE/NGL, the left group in the European Parliament, is launching its Climate Emergency Manifesto.

IEA Commentary: Can CO2-EOR really provide carbon-negative oil?

The oil and gas industry is one of the global leaders in developing and deploying CO2 capture. Of the approximately 30 Mt CO2 captured today from industrial activities in large-scale carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) facilities, nearly 70% is captured from oil and gas operations. The oil and gas industry is also often in a position to make use of this captured CO2, either by selling it to industrial facilities or by injecting it into the subsurface to boost oil recovery.

UPDATED – Agenda: Innovation Fund Expert Group (main group) (28 March 2019)

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Briefing: New technologies for Eastern Mediterranean offshore gas exploration

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I/A Item Note: Operation of the Innovation Fund

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Question for Written Answer: Increasing the use of biofuels

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Event: Blue Green Summit III (Brussels, 3 April 2019)

The ACRE Blue-Green Summit will host politicians, academics, activists, businesses and others to explore how conservatives truly make the best conservationists.

This year we are exploring three key themes: Clean Water Solutions, Carbon Capture innovation and the potential Role of CCS and Hydrogen.

Report: Industrial Innovation – Pathways to Deep Decarbonisation of Industry

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