The objective of the hearing is to gather relevant views of experts and stakeholders that will help the EESC shape a comprehensive view of civil society on the Commission’s proposal.
As part of the Energy Union tour, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič is visiting Latvia on 1-2 February. The Energy Union is the EU’s strategy to ensure that European citizens have access to secure, affordable and clean energy.
The EU-funded FETRIC project will be supporting the First International Congress on Energy Security and the Environment, in Djerba, Tunisia between 1 to 4 February, 2018.
The new EU Energy Poverty Observatory was launched yesterday at an event in Brussels hosted by Energy Union Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič and Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete.
Wednesday’s big vote on the Commission’s Clean Energy Package has drawn ire from GUE/NGL MEPs with complaints that the final texts put before them had been watered down by the bigger political groups.
Socialists and Democrats are leading the European transition towards a clean and sustainable economic and social model in which energy plays a central role. This is why, today, the S&D Group pushed for ambitious goals in the three energy reports that passed through in plenary: on energy efficiency, on renewables and on energy governance.
In September 2017, the European Commission announced a renewed EU industrial policy that aims at empowering European industries to deliver sustainable growth and jobs. Despite the renewed momentum for industrial policy, many questions remain about the specifics of the proposed policy, the role of strategic value chains and the implementation of industrial policy on a national level. Our event will bring policymakers, key industry sectors and experts together to address these issues ahead of the new EU political cycle.
A summary of the debate with a focus on the Commission and representatives of the political groups is now available.
This meeting will build on Bruegel’s recent report for the European Parliament (link) and will consist of two sessions.
The first session will discuss the impact of Brexit on the EU energy sector, with a special focus on the consequences of Brexit for the Irish energy system. The second session will look at the impact of Brexit in terms of climate policy. We would appreciate if you could join us for both sessions. The ambition of the event is to discuss what Brussels and London must do to limit the negative implications of Brexit in these areas.
A summary of the committee’s consideration of the draft report is now available.