Transport is undergoing a profound transformation, both due to the transition to a low-carbon and sustainable economy and to digitalisation. The S&D Group is leading the EU in a long-term vision to make the most of the new opportunities while ensuring that no jobs are lost.
Last year, the European Union and India celebrated 55 years of diplomatic relations. In this time, EU–India relations have evolved significantly, now encompassing not only trade and development but foreign and security policy, energy, climate change, environment, transport, research and innovation, education, as well as people-to-people contacts.
Update: Due to the trialogue meeting happening on 27 June (initial date for the event), the event has been postponed to 10 July.
The revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EU) 2018/844 has today been published in the EU Official Journal (L156) and will enter into force as of 9 July 2018. EU countries will have to transpose the new elements of the Directive into national law within 20 months.
The importance of considering economic welfare, different ambition level, breaking down overall targets into corridor targets and looking at potentials – including least cost allocation and interconnectivity as key factors – were among the key arguments brought to the discussion.
The European Commission, in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, is organising a webinar on the new Practitioner’s Guide on Energy Performance Contracts on 04 July 2018, from 11.00 to 13.00 Central European Time.
Under Argentinian presidency, this year’s theme of the ministerial is ‘Energy Transitions Towards Cleaner, More Flexible and Transparent Systems’. Delegates from G20 member and guest countries, as well as international organizations, discuss public policies to help promote the transition towards more flexible, more transparent and cleaner energy systems.
The fourth ministerial meeting in 2018 Argentina’s G20 presidency, which will take place will convene delegates from G20 member and guest countries, as well as international organizations, to discuss public policies to help promote transitions towards more flexible, more transparent and cleaner energy systems.
Mobilising investment in energy efficiency and renewable energies is key for Europe’s energy transition. The European Commission is seeking to establish two distinct facilities which would be able, through rapid lump sum funding and other forms of assistance, to support cities, communities and islands to prepare investments in sustainable energy.
With over 60 sessions and 2,500 participants, the annual EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) came to an end on 8 June. This year the different sessions focused on how the EU can lead the clean energy transition in the 21st century. EUSEW came at a crucial political moment towards the end of negotiations for the Clean Energy Package for all Europeans.