Panel remarks by Sabine Lautenschläger, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the Network for Greening the Financial System Conference, in Paris, France, 17 April 2019.
GUE/NGL, the left group in the European Parliament, is launching its Climate Emergency Manifesto.
Mr Manservisi’s visit to Cuba will also launch agreements for projects in food security, energy and climate change, economic modernisation, and regional culture.
Innovative agricultural practices could have a positive impact on Europe’s environmental future and the adoption of these methods by sustainability-conscious farmers is becoming increasingly common.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Aena will be working together to improve the environmental impact of Spanish airports. Under the finance contract signed by EU bank Vice-President Emma Navarro and Aena Executive Director Maurici Lucena today in Madrid, the EIB will grant an €86m loan to the company.
Ireland has successfully advanced the transformation of its energy sector, led primarily by the power sector. In 2017, about a quarter of the country’s total power generation came from wind power, the third highest share among all 30 IEA member countries, according to the latest review of Ireland’s energy policies by the International Energy Agency.
The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules a Polish scheme to support high-efficiency cogeneration and reduced surcharges to finance the scheme for energy-intensive users. It also opened an investigation into reduced surcharges to finance Poland’s capacity mechanism.
The Energy Union project was conceived by the Juncker Commission which set out to give EU consumers secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy, by overhauling European energy and climate systems and policies. It also committed to make the EU the world leader in renewable energy. Four years on, the Energy Union is a reality and the EU has set course to become a climate neutral economy, whilst maintaining its global competitiveness and creating growth and jobs.
EASME organises a webinar for potential applicants on the finance topics in the Energy Efficiency Call 2019. The webinar covers the topics on Integrated home renovation services, Innovative financing, Mainstreaming energy efficiency finance and Project development assistance.
In the last years, flexibility has indeed been one of the most discussed topics related to EU energy systems: its complexity has however allowed simplistic views to flourish at the expense of some necessary measures crucial to ensure a successful transition to a digitalised and a flexible energy system with active customers at its centre.
More than 150 attendees, speakers and panelists at E.DSO’s event had the opportunity today to discuss what is, according to them and based on research and evidence, the underlying “Truth about Flexibility”.
A press release, a Q&A and the speeches by VP Sefcovic and Commissioner Arias Cañete at the State of the Energy Union press conference are also available.
On 9th April, the 21st EU-China summit takes place in Brussels, co-hosted by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, High Representative Federica Mogherini, and European Council President Donald Tusk.