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…
07 December 2017, Brussels. Further press releases will be included when published by the political groups.
The all-party parliamentary committees on climate and energy today voted on an important report on EU energy governance, aimed at ensuring that the EU’s energy goals to comply with the Paris climate change agreement are met. Full article…
By the Greens/EFA.
The EU’s climate and energy policies must promote investment, not undermine it, warned ECR MEPs following a vote today in a joint meeting of the parliament’s environment and energy committees.
An EU-funded research team has studied the impacts of economics, social cohesion, technology as well as geopolitical and environmental issues on secure and sustainable energy supplies in Europe. They developed a pioneering citizen manifesto for energy governance and the transition to reliable, renewable sources. Full article…
By the EPP Group.
Update: a corrigendum for 8 December has been published.
Agenda items include energy & environment, digital, transport and general policy items.
Update: the main results are now available.
The Council is due to agree a general approach on an updated mandate for the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communication (BEREC). Ministers will also look at the progress made on a proposal to update privacy rules for electronic communications (ePrivacy). They will hold a policy debate on a draft regulation on the free flow of non-personal data. The presidency will brief ministers on the state of play of negotiations on a European electronic communications code. It will also provide information on Council conclusions on cybersecurity, from 20 November, as well as a draft Council action plan for their implementation. Lastly, the incoming Bulgarian presidency will present its work programme.
Cities and regions keep Europe’s energy transition and the Paris agreement high in next year’s work programme.