The public consultation on the EU’s Trans-European Networks – Energy (TEN-E) Regulation will close on 4 September. It invites anyone with an interest in the TEN-E strategy, the EU’s plan to help national governments and companies to build energy infrastructure that extends across the borders of EU countries, to give their views. The consultation includes questions on the impact of the strategy on energy prices and uptake of renewables, as well as on the progress of Projects of Common Interest (PCIs).
“The public consultation on projects in the area of cross-border carbon dioxide transport infrastructure that have been submitted as candidate Projects of Common Interest (PCIs) will close on 15 August.”
The public consultation asks stakeholders to give their opinions on how effective, coherent and efficient the TEN-E strategy is, and to assess its EU added value: the benefits of acting at EU rather than national level. It is open for twelve weeks and will close on 4 September.
A public consultation is now open on the European Commission’s Trans-European Networks for Energy (TEN-E) strategy. It asks people to give their opinions on how effective, coherent and efficient the TEN-E strategy is, and to assess its EU added value: the benefits of acting at EU rather than national level. It is open for twelve weeks and will close on 4 September. Full article…
A public consultation is now open on projects in the area of cross-border carbon dioxide transport infrastructure that have been submitted as candidate Projects of Common Interest (PCIs). These projects propose to build infrastructure that will transport carbon dioxide captured during electricity generation and industrial processes to storage sites, where the gas will be stored instead of being released into the atmosphere, or reused at a later stage. The consultation will run for 12 weeks and will close on 7 August this year. Full article…
The Commission is currently carrying out an evaluation of the Directive to assess to which extent the ITS Directive contributed to the faster and more coordinated deployment of ITS as well as the better functioning of the road transport system and its interfaces with other modes of transport. As part of the evaluation process, the Commission is carrying out this public consultation.
The European Commission invites comments from all interested parties on commitments submitted by Gazprom to address the Commission’s competition concerns as regards gas markets in Central and Eastern Europe. The commitments will enable cross-border gas flows at competitive prices. Commissioner in charge of competition policy, Margrethe Vestager, said: “We believe that Gazprom’s commitments will enable the free flow of gas in Central and Eastern Europe at competitive prices. They address our competition concerns and provide a forward looking solution in line with EU rules. In fact, they help to better integrate gas markets in the region. This matters to millions of Europeans that rely on gas to heat their homes and fuel their businesses. We now want to hear the views of customers and other stakeholders and will carefully consider them before taking any decision.” In the Commission’s view, the commitments offered by Gazprom cover its competition concerns. They help to better integrate Central and Eastern European gas markets, facilitating cross-border gas flows at competitive prices. The Commission now invites all stakeholders to submit their views on the commitments within seven weeks of their publication in the Official Journal. Taking into account all comments received, the Commission will then take a final view as to whether the commitments are a satisfactory way of addressing the Commission’s competition concerns. A full press release is available online in EN, FR, DE and all other EU languages. Please also see country-specific Factsheets that explain how the commitments would benefit each Member State concerned: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. Commissioner Vestager will present the decision in a press conference at 12 pm CET – follow live on EbS. (For more information: Ricardo Cardoso – Tel.: +32 229 80100; Yizhou Ren – Tel.: +32 229 94889)
Source: European Commission
Open for feedback. Deadline: 2 March 2017.