Press Release: European and Mediterranean regulators team up on empowering consumers to benefit from the energy transition

Yesterday’s trilateral workshop of the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER), the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB) and the Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG), in Brussels, aims to strengthen regulatory dialogue across Europe and the broader Mediterranean region to support consumers in becoming active energy market participants. The focus of this joint event was on consumer empowerment in the digital era and in the context of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package.

Finland’s Presidency Programme: Sustainable Europe – Sustainable Future

Presidency of the Council of the European Union 1 July – 31 December 2019

Briefing: Energy storage and sector coupling – Towards an integrated, decarbonised energy system

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Blogpost: Commentary – Three reasons why the IEA report on hydrogen is a game-changer

The International Energy Agency’s groundbreaking new report on hydrogen, launched this month on the margins of the meeting of G20 energy and environment ministers in Japan, was a key moment for hydrogen, which is enjoying unprecedented momentum around the world.

Agenda: Strategic Forum for Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI) (24 June 2019)

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Data: ENSPRESO – an open data, EU-28 wide, transparent and coherent database of wind, solar and biomass energy potentials

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Press Release: Independence of the regulatory authority of Ukraine at risk

A ruling of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine of 13 June 2019 declared several provisions of the law establishing the national energy regulatory authority, NEURC, in violation of the country’s constitution. Besides concerns related to the dismissal and appointment of commissioners by the President of Ukraine, the Constitutional Court in particular held that NEURC’s status as an independent body is unconstitutional.

UPDATED – Draft Council conclusions on the Future of Energy Systems in the Energy Union designed to ensure the clean energy transition and the achievement of energy and climate objectives towards 2030 and beyond

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Press Release: Get involved with the Battery2030+ initiative

Battery technologies are key for reducing our CO2 emissions and for mitigating human impact on climate change. Developing the ultra-performing, safe and sustainable batteries of the future is the target of the Battery2030+ initiative. 

Public access to documents – Confirmatory application No 16/c/01/19

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Press Release: Map of the week – Locations of wind farms

Europe is leading the way in offshore wind energy production with 4543 grid-connected windmills installed in the seas of 11 different countries. These offshore “wind farms” have the capacity to generate 18499 MegaWatts of electricity, enough to power over 13 million European homes.

This map of the week shows where these operational wind farms are located as well as where future wind farms are planned and being constructed. Most of these wind farms are located in the shallow areas of the North, Irish and Baltic seas.

ACER Decision number 08/2019 of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators on the all TSOs’ Proposal for the Methodology for Assessing the Relevance of Assets for Outage Coordination

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Stakeholder Briefing: A new agenda for Europe – Business priorities to deliver a prosperous, climate neutral economy

June 2019: The EU is entering a period of institutional change with a new Parliament and a new European Commission. These institutions will need to develop an agenda that puts Europe on track to end its contribution to climate change by 2050 at the latest while delivering economic and social benefits. This briefing sets out what business sees as five priorities for Europe’s new leaders, identifying the key areas where EU policymakers and businesses must work together to deliver a competitive, prosperous, climate neutral future.

Press Release: Action on climate is urgent and citizens must remain at the heart of future energy policies, insist Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič and EESC President Luca Jahier

The fight against climate change and the promotion of sustainable energy were high on the agenda at the June plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

Official Journal (L Series): Commission Recommendation (EU) 2019/1019 of 7 June 2019 on building modernisation

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Press Release: Driving energy efficiency in the European building stock: New recommendations on the modernisation of buildings

Today, the European Commission has published a series of recommendations on the modernisation of buildings, specifying how Member States should implement the revised building modernisation aspects of the Energy performance of buildings directive (EPBD) 2018/844 to national law. The recommendations come as a response to requests from Member States, and include guidance on building automation and controls, e-mobility and inspections.

Press Release: Energy security – The synchronisation of the Baltic States’ electricity networks – European solidarity in action

On Thursday, President Jean-Claude Juncker signed, accompanied by Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, the political Roadmap implementing the synchronisation of the Baltic States’ electricity networks with the Continental European Network via Poland together with Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of Lithuania, Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of Estonia, Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of Poland and Krišjānis Kariņš, Prime Minister of Latvia.

Agenda: Trade Policy Committee (Services and Investment) (26 June 2019)

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UPDATED – Communication from the European Commission – United in delivering the Energy Union and Climate Action – Setting the foundations for a successful clean energy transition

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Event: 10th edition of the Microgrid Global Innovation Forum (London, 9-11 September 2019)

The 10th edition of the Microgrid Global Innovation Forum, September 9-11, 2019 in London, focuses on microgrid advances, case studies and applications in EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. Organized by the Smart Grid Observer, the emphasis is on maximizing the effective use of renewable and distributed energy resources, refining the positive business model for a range of microgrid deployments, and sharing real-world case studies in both grid-tied and off-grid/remote environments. 

UPDATED – Event: European Research and Innovation Days (Brussels, 24-26 September 2019)

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