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: EBRD puts decarbonisation at centre of new energy sector strategy

The EBRD Board of Directors today approved a new energy sector strategy that targets the creation of an energy sector which delivers clean, secure and affordable energy for all. The strategy for the next five years emphasises the scaling-up of investment in renewables, supporting the integration of energy systems, promoting the switch to cleaner and more resilient energy sources and facilitating electrification as a means to clean the economies where the Bank invests, which include some of the least energy-efficient and most polluting economies and cities in the world.

Press Release: Coal regions in transition: no region and no citizen left behind

On 11 December 2018, the European Commission hosted the 6th EU Energy Day within the margins of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland. As part of the programme, an in-depth discussion was held on the Coal Regions in Transition Initiative. Launched in 2016 under the Clean Energy for All Europeans package, its aim is to address the specific social and economic concerns of regions relying on coal mining as the main source of economic activity and employment.

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.

Stakeholder Press Release: Austria’s preference for coal rather than climate finance shamed at COP24 Fossil of the Day Award

Today Austria won the shameful Fossil of the Day Award from Climate Action Network (CAN) International. Austria was given this dubious award because it is failing as the president of the EU to end subsidies to coal power plants in the current EU electricity market negotiations, while the the bloc underperforms on climate finance for developing countries, which are at the forefront of the worsening impacts of climate change.

OPP Meeting Summary: EP Plenary – Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction in accordance with the Paris agreement (28 November 2018)

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Press Release: Twelve renewable energy projects selected for Horizon 2020 funding

The projects awarded the EU funding are expected to develop technologies for capturing, storing and conversion of CO2 and contribute to the transition to clean energy through researching its social aspects, modelling, building education and research capabilities and focusing on coal-intensive regions.

OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Exchange of views on findings of the IPCC Special report “Global warming 1.5 C”(26 November 2018)

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Stakeholder Press Release: Long-Term Emissions Reduction: Stakeholders Discuss Potential for Renewable Liquid Fuels

A week away from the release of the European Commission’s 2050 “Long-Term Strategy” for emissions reduction, three Brussels based organisations, Eurofuel, ECFD and UPEI – jointly with their respective German members – presented and debated the results of the Prognos Study “Status and Perspectives for Liquid Energy Sources in the Energy Transition”.  The Prognos Study was commissioned by the four organisations representing the mineral oil sector in Germany.  Whilst the study focussed on an analysis of the German market, the findings can be extrapolated on an EU wide level.  The event was held on 21 November 2018 in Brussels and gathered experts and professionals from the transport and heating fuels sector.

Speech by VP Šefčovič on Climate policy and the Energy Union at the Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union in Vienna.

Stakeholder Event: Status and Perspectives for Liquid Energy Sources in the Energy Transition (Brussels, 21 November 2018)

A new study carried out by Prognos AG is looking into the status and perspectives of liquid energy sources and their possible contribution to the energy transition.  Join us for a presentation of this study and a debate with renowned experts from institutions, industry, civil society organisations and the academic world about Europe’s future energy supply and the perspectives for liquid energy sources.

OPP Meeting Summary: EP REGI Committee – Vote on Establishing the Connecting Europe Facility (15 November 2018)

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Press Release: Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič in Germany to discuss electro mobility, batteries and a just transition from coal

Press Release: IEA, IEF and OPEC hold fourth Symposium on Gas and Coal Market Outlooks

The fourth Symposium on Gas and Coal Market Outlooks was held in Paris yesterday by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Energy Forum (IEF) and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to exchange views and compare outlooks for natural gas and coal markets in the short, medium and long term.

Press Release: Secretariat’s Implementation Report 2018: Energy Community has to step up efforts to prepare for the clean energy transition

The Energy Community Secretariat’s Annual Implementation Report, released today, underlines that the Energy Community Contracting Parties have made progress in reforming their energy sectors, but upgraded efforts are needed. This is especially important if the clean energy transition is to succeed in the Energy Community. The Report, which was revamped to provide an even more accurate snapshot of the progress achieved by the Contracting Parties, concludes that the average implementation score is at around 43%. For the first time, the report comprises all nine Energy Community Contracting Parties, including the newest member Georgia.

Newly updated statistics data services and overviews – latest release RD&D

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Newly updated statistics data services and overviews

The International Energy Agency is releasing its newly updated online data service for all fuels and energy balances, supported by a series of free overviews. These publications and datasets present comprehensive global data and statistics for 2016, plus provisional data for 2017 from OECD countries where available.

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

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Press Release: Event in Brussels “Energy Union in motion – Cohesion Policy supporting coal regions in transition” with Vice-President Šefčovič and Commissioner Creţu

Press Release: Michael R. Bloomberg partners with Commissioner Arias Cañete to support European transition from coal power

Today at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Bloomberg Philanthropies founder Michael R. Bloomberg and European Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action Miguel Arias Cañete pledged to join efforts to manage the global transition away from coal.

Update: Agri-environmental indicator – energy use & consumption of pesticides

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Written Answer to a Question: Wood pellet exports to northern Europe

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP REGI Committee – Establishing the Connecting Europe Facility (3 September 2018)

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Commentary: The energy sector is feeling the heat

It has been a summer of broken heat records in the northern hemisphere, from Japan to Spain and Oman to Canada. News headlines have underscored the heavy toll that extreme heat can bear on human health and lives, with prolonged high temperatures further fuelling droughts and wildfires. Yet it is also important to recognize the less obvious impacts on the fundamental systems and services upon which we all depend, including energy.

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