In these crucial last steps of the negotiation for a final agreement between the European Parliament and Council on the new regulation setting CO2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles, NGVA Europe urges the co-legislators to include a methodology to account renewable gaseous fuel already from 2025 intermediate target.
Brussels, 22 January 2019
A technology called Hesop, which significantly reduces energy consumption by trains and metros, is being rolled out around the globe, following successful prototyping within the RE-USE LIFE project. RE-USE ran between 2012 and 2018.
In September, the new CIVITAS and Horizon 2020 project GreenCharge kicked off in Trondheim (Norway).
One of the largest financiers of global energy infrastructure, the European Investment Bank, today agreed a new EUR 255 million long-term loan with the Greek Public Power Corporation (PPC), the largest power producer and electricity supplier in Greece, to upgrade electricity distribution across the country. The new 20 year loan, guaranteed by the Hellenic Republic, represents one of the largest ever EIB loans for electricity investment in Greece.
Europe’s electricity market rules are being updated to improve the functioning of the market, empower consumers and pave the way for the clean energy transition. EU member states’ ambassadors today approved an agreement with the European Parliament on a directive and a regulation on electricity market design. This clears the way for the final adoption of the two files, which are cornerstones of the clean energy package.
The EBRD continues its leading role in green financing and devoted 36 per cent of its total investments in 2018 to the green economy. The Bank is well on the way to meeting a target of dedicating a 40 percent share of investments to the green economy by 2020.