EU energy ministers meet in Sofia, Bulgaria

EU proposals, part of the ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ package, on energy efficiency, renewables and governance of the Energy Union, were top of the agenda on April 19 in Sofia, Bulgaria, at an informal council of EU energy ministers, also attended by European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete.

Event: Hannover Messe (Hannover, 23-27 April 2018)

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The “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package is fundamental to European energy policy, ministers agree at meeting in Sofia 19.04.2018

Energy ministers of the EU Member States discussed in Sofia on 19 April 2018 the progress made in the negotiations on the legislative proposals of the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package.

Press Release: Innovative rotor sail to cut commercial shipping carbon emissions

One of the world’s most environmentally friendly passenger ships is harnessing the wind for propulsion, cutting CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, thanks to the installation of an innovative rotor sail developed by an EU-funded project.

Press Release: Economic value of energy efficiency can drive reductions in global CO2 emissions

Ambitious energy efficiency policies can keep global energy demand and energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO₂) emissions steady until 2050, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency.

Press Release: Executive Director Meets with German Minister of Economy and Energy

Dr Fatih Birol, the International Energy Agency’s Executive Director, met Monday with Peter Altmaier, Germany’s Minister of Economy and Energy. The bilateral meeting focused on the IEA’s role in the global clean energy transition thanks to its expertise across all fuels and energy technologies, as well as energy efficiency.

Stakeholder Press Release: Energy Efficiency Directive and Energy Union Governance Regulation to drive the EU energy transition

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Event: Financing energy efficiency in Greece and Cyprus (Athens, 31 May 2018)

This event aims to share best practices from Greece and Cyprus as well as further countries on how energy efficiency investments can be financed. This includes the use of private funds and innovative financing instruments, notably in the building and industry sectors. Speakers will focus on practical experiences in developing and structuring investment programmes and the event will allow time for debate.

A framework for the cost-optimal design of nearly zero energy buildings (NZEBs) in representative climates across Europe

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Publication: A climate-proof budget to drive the EU clean energy transition to a low carbon economy

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Press Release: The EU bank provides up to EUR 100 million to co-finance the ‘Casa Eficiente 2020’ programme promoted by the Portuguese Government

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a loan of up to EUR 100 million to co-finance projects under the Casa Eficiente 2020 programme, promoted by the Portuguese Republic to support investments of individuals and small companies implementing residential energy and water efficiency refurbishments schemes.

Shedding light on energy in the EU — A guided tour of energy statistics — 2018 edition

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Event: Clean Energy for all Europeans: Regulation vs Reality? (Sofia, 18 April 2018)

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Press Release: EIB agrees EUR 5.8 billion investment in energy efficiency, social infrastructure and local businesses

The EIB expects to finalise financing for new investment in energy, telecommunications, transport, urban development projects and business lending programmes. This includes EUR 1.4 billion for the metro extension in Stockholm and the acquisition of trains in the Italian Lombardy region.

Agenda: Informal meeting of Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (19 April 2018)

An informal meeting of EU energy ministers will take place in Sofia on 19 April 2018. The motto of the meeting, which will be chaired by Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova, is “Sustainable Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy”. This is the first informal meeting of the energy ministers within the framework of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

Speech by Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete at the 4th EU Energy Summit: International geopolitical uncertainties: brakes or accelerators for the EU energy transition?

Event: Exploring the lived experience of energy (Brussels, 26 April 2018)

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