Keynote speech by Henrik Hololei (Director General, DG MOVE, European Commission) on the potential of the full range of powertrain options for commercial vehicles to contribute to further decarbonising road transport.
The EU will invest €101.4 million in the construction of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Krk, Croatia. In the presence of Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete and Energy Ministers of Croatia and Hungary, a grant agreement under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) was signed at the Energy Council today. The grant contributes to the overall estimated costs of €383.6 million.
The only middle distillates focused event in the world – Platts 8th annual Middle Distillates conference will provide an unrivalled opportunity to network hear from the industries senior executives. Full article…
The European Investment Bank (EIB), Societe Generale and Brittany Ferries announce the success of the first green maritime financing under the EIB’s EUR 750 million Green Shipping Guarantee (GSG) program set up the year last with Societe Generale. The new ship Honfleur will be the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) ferry by Brittany Ferries. Its commissioning is scheduled for April 2019 on the lines connecting Caen-Ouistreham (France) to Portsmouth (United Kingdom).
From 30 January to 1 February 2018, the cross-border conurbation of Greater Geneva will be hosting, at the Palexpo Exhibition and Congress Centre, the 19th edition of the European Energy Transition Conference. Close on 3,500 participants –representatives of the public authorities, the economic and academic worlds and the civil society, are awaited to exchange views on and discuss their commitment to energy transition around the leitmotif « Cooperate in order to make a success of energy transition ». Full article…
Question for Written Answer to the Commission (Rule 130) by Carolina Punset (ALDE) regarding “The use of environmental logos linked to fossil fuels ”.
The result of the vote on the adoption of the draft opinion is available.
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The resurgence in oil and gas production from the United States, deep declines in the cost of renewables and growing electrification are changing the face of the global energy system and upending traditional ways of meeting energy demand, according to the World Energy Outlook 2017.
An updated briefing by the European Parliamentary Research Service is available.