Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Governance of the Energy Union

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Event: High-Level Meeting of the Clean Energy Industrial Forum on Renewables (Brussels, 9 January 2018)

As announced in the ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ package, the European Commission has created a Clean Energy Industrial Forum to help EU industry take advantage of the growth opportunities arising as part of the clean energy transition. It will consist of three separate sections: Renewables, Batteries, and Construction.

This first High-Level meeting will focus on how to reinforce the competitiveness of the EU renewable energy industry’s value chain, with more detailed discussions on the role of research and innovation areas and trade policies to improve the industry’s competitiveness. Full article…

Press Release: New alliance between the EIB and Akuo Energy to implement the energy transition

The EIB is continuing its partnership with Akuo Energy for a new programme of European renewable energy projects totalling EUR 330m of investment. Specialist in financing renewable energy projects, Natixis Energeco has reiterated its immediate support for the operation.

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Press Release: Only more public-private cooperation can unlock the huge climate finance challenge, says EU Bank Vice-President at Climate Finance Day in Paris

The Vice-President in charge of Climate Action and Environment at the European Investment Bank (EIB) has urged the global community to step up efforts to crowd in private investors for climate action.        Full article…

Stakeholder Press Release: The Frustrating Five in the EU Clean Energy Package

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Event: European Energy Transition Conference (Geneva, 30-31 January & 1 February 2018)

From 30 January to 1 February 2018, the cross-border conurbation of Greater Geneva will be hosting, at the Palexpo Exhibition and Congress Centre, the 19th edition of the European Energy Transition Conference. Close on 3,500 participants –representatives of the public authorities, the economic and academic worlds and the civil society, are awaited to exchange views on and discuss their commitment to energy transition around the leitmotif « Cooperate in order to make a success of energy transition ». Full article…

Official Journal (L Series): Framework Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Mongolia, of the other part

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At a Glance: Third report on the state of the energy union

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EU-Ukraine Association Council – Joint statement

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Press Release: Eiffel Investment Group achieves € 200 million commitment for its Eiffel Energy Transition fund dedicated to renewable energies thanks to the support of the Investments for the Future Program

Eiffel Investment Group, asset manager specializing in corporate debt and equity financing, announces that its Eiffel Energy Transition fund has just reached the initial target of 200 million euros in commitments. After only 8 months of activity, Eiffel Energy Transition has already deployed 100 million euros in 272 projects in renewable energies, which exceeds expectations and validates the relevance of the fund.

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Press Release: Executive Director meets with China’s Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli

BEIJING – Dr Fatih Birol, the International Energy Agency’s executive director, met with Mr. Zhang Gaoli, Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China, to discuss the IEA’s commitment to deepening its cooperation with China during the country’s economic and energy transition.  Full article…

UPDATED – Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Governance of the Energy Union

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Reactions from the Political Groups on the EP ENVI/ITRE Committees vote on the Governance of the Energy Union

07 December 2017, Brussels. Further press releases will be included when published by the political groups.

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Press Release: High-speed rail presents major opportunities for decarbonisation of transport

High-speed rail (HSR) passenger activity totalled 625 billion passenger kilometres in 2015 with China, Europe and Japan together accounting for 95% of the global total. HSR is also the fastest growing passenger rail transport service worldwide – while global high-speed rail activity has grown steadily since 2005, growth accelerated to nearly 70% over 2013 to 2015, mainly as a result of a surge in China. Full article…

OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI/ITRE Committee – Vote on Governance of the Energy Union (7 December 2017)

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Question for Written Answer: The Spanish Government’s plan to prevent the closure of coal-fired power stations

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Commission proposal for a Directive amending Directive 2009/73/EC

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Compromise Amendments: EP ENVI/ITRE Committee – Governance of the Energy Union

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UPDATED – Opinion: EP ENVI Committee on Internal market in electricity (recast)

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Press Release: 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 for the first time published an Energy Efficiency Indicators database with annual data from 2000 to 2015. Full article…

UPDATED – Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (6 & 8 December 2017)

Update: a corrigendum for 8 December has been published.

Agenda items include energy & environment, digital, transport and general policy items.

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Event: Connected Smart Cities Conference 2018 (Brussels, 11 January 2018)

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