Event: INNOGRID 2019 – Connecting Physics and Digits: Power Platforms on the Rise (Brussels, 13-14 May 2019)

At InnoGrid 2019 you will hear from the industry’s CEOs on innovation strategies dos and don’ts, discover today’s rising power platforms and debate needed support from regulation, policy and financing. Interactive breakout sessions will get you acquainted with pilots and projects on active system management, sector coupling and storage, advanced grid resilience and innovations for the physical grid.

Press Release: Global coal demand set to remain stable through 2023, despite headwinds

While global coal demand looks set to rise for the second year in a row in 2018, it is forecast to remain stable over the next five years, as declines in Europe and North America are offset by strong growth in India and Southeast Asia, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest coal market report, Coal 2018.

Press Release: EU Member States need more ambition to reach joint target on renewable energy

The share of renewable energy sources in the European Union’s (EU) energy use has doubled since 2005 but this growth has been slowing down in recent years, especially due to increasing energy consumption and lack of progress in the transport sector. The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) new report shows that EU Member States need to step up their efforts to reach the 2020 target on renewable energy.

Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (19 December 2018)

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Press Release: Luxembourg-EIB Climate Finance Platform Announces new investment of EUR 5 million in the Green for Growth Fund at COP24

During COP24 taking place in Katowice, Poland, Luxembourg-EIB Climate Finance Platform (LCFP) officially signed an investment of EUR 5 million to the Green for Growth Fund (GGF) to support the fund’s lending for energy efficiency, resource efficiency and renewable energy measures in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Serving as a risk cushion, this investment helped the fund to attract further private investors, thus enhancing its outreach and impact.

Press Release: EU enhances its support to transport connectivity, energy efficiency and education in Ukraine through new EIB agreements

At the EU-Ukraine Association Council meeting held today in Brussels, the European Investment Bank (EIB) agreed with the Ukrainian Government on a series of new financing operations. The EU bank will lend EUR 50m to finance transport infrastructure improvements throughout the country. Ukraine and the EIB also signed a EUR 10m grant agreement under the multi-donor E5P fund that supports municipal investments in energy-efficiency and environmental projects in the Eastern Partnership countries.

Joint Statement: Joint press statement following the 5th Association Council meeting between the EU and Ukraine

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Press Release: Lithium-ion batteries will become at least 50% cheaper in the next decade

Lithium-ion battery costs have the potential to rapidly decrease in the next two decades, mainly due to the mass production required to meet the demand from the expected huge increase in the number of electric vehicles. This is the main conclusion of a new JRC science-for-policy report.

Press Release: Luxembourg-EIB Climate Finance Platform Announces new investment of EUR 5 million in the Green for Growth Fund at COP24

During COP24 taking place in Katowice, Poland, Luxembourg-EIB Climate Finance Platform (LCFP) officially signed an investment of EUR 5 million to the Green for Growth Fund (GGF) to support the fund’s lending for energy efficiency, resource efficiency and renewable energy measures in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Serving as a risk cushion, this investment helped the fund to attract further private investors, thus enhancing its outreach and impact.

Press Release: Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič meets industry to discuss challenges linked to raw materials for batteries

Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič in charge of the Energy Union meets today (14 December) CEOs of raw materials processing and refining companies as well as the European Investment Bank.

Delegated Regulation: Methodology for assessing the potential for efficient heating and cooling

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UPDATED – Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency

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UPDATED – Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (12 & 14 December 2018)

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Press Release: Georgian Deputy Minister of Economy visits Energy Community Secretariat

Today, Director Kopač held a working meeting with Ms Natia Turnava, Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, at the premises of the Energy Community Secretariat in Vienna. The meeting focused on Georgia’s progress in reforming its energy sector in line with the country’s obligations under the Energy Community Treaty.

Agenda: EP ITRE Committee Meeting (14 January 2019)

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Press Release: EIB approves EUR 3.8 billion of financing for transport, energy, business and water supply

During the COP24 global climate conference in Katowice, the Board of the European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved investment worth hundreds of millions of Euros for projects to fight climate change and help countries to deal with its consequences. Among these projects are wind and solar power schemes, energy efficiency renovations and waste and water management systems.

UPDATED – Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action

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Stakeholder: Stepping up global climate action together – our future, our choice

Orgalime, Brussels, 10 December 2018.

Commentary: Carbon capture, utilisation and storage finally catches the spotlight

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Press Release: Update to the IEA Energy Efficiency Indicators database

Having reliable data and indicators on how energy is used is key to informing and monitoring the effectiveness of energy efficiency policies. Highlighting the importance of such data, the IEA has updated its Energy Efficiency Indicators database with annual data from 2000 to 2016, with expanded geographical coverage and a new interactive visualization tool that better shows country-specific final energy consumption patterns across all end uses.

Press Release: Workshop on energy statistics kicks off week of events highlighting IEA-India cooperation

As part of India’s objective to improve its energy statistics, the IEA ran a 4 day workshop attended by 35 Indian officials and a one day Energy Statistics Forum for States, attended by over 100 officials representing 20 states. The interactive workshop aimed at enhancing cooperation and data sharing between ministries, enhancing knowledge of energy statistics and ways to enhance and develop data. The Forum provided an overview of energy balances and wider data and then focused on key areas for states: renewables, energy efficiency and consumption surveys.

Event: EU-Ukraine renewable energy investment forum (Kyiv, Ukraine, 18 December 2018)

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Amendments: EP ITRE Committee on the Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on adapting Directive 2012/27/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on energy efficiency, by reason of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union

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