14 November 2017, Brussels: Ahead of the COREPER meeting, leading multinational companies wrote to the EU 28 Deputy Permanent Representatives to the European Union to underline the importance of the Energy Union Governance 2030 Regulation for businesses. Full article…
Update: An addendum to the draft agenda concerning transport policy is now available.
Agenda items concern energy & environment, digital, transport and trade policy.
An updated briefing by the European Parliamentary Research Service is available.
A public hearing on the European Citizens’ Initiative “Ban glyphosate and Protect People and the Environment from Toxic Pesticides” will take place on 20th November. On 21st November, there will be a report back on the recent trilogue on revision of the EU ETS. The Committee will also vote on the adoption of draft opinions on the internal market for electricity, common rules for the internal market in electricity and the role of EU regions and cities in implementing the COP 21 Paris Agreement on climate change. In the afternoon there will be an exchange of views with the Commission on the state of play on 4th Real-Driving Emissions package (RDE4).
Today (November 9 2017), the European Commission’s Expert Group on electricity interconnection targets presented its report to Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete.
The reaction from the ECR group has been published.
Update – the legislative proposal is available.
To improve the functioning of the EU internal energy market and enhance solidarity between Member States, the Commission today proposed to amend the EU Gas Directive.
The 2017 edition of the European Environment Agency (EEA) Trends and projections in Europe report confirms that the European Union (EU) is well on track to meet its climate and energy targets for 2020. Official data for 2015 show that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have already decreased beyond the 20 % reduction target. Policies are playing an important role in driving the overall EU trends observed since 2005, in particular through a sustained increase in renewable energy use. Full article…
(required under Article 21 of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and for reporting other information at national and Union level relevant to climate change and repealing Decision No 280/2004/EC) (required under Article 21 of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and for reporting other information at national and Union level relevant to climate change and repealing Decision No 280/2004/EC)
A high-level conference on how to finance clean energy as well as create jobs and boost economic growth takes place at the Parliament in Brussels on 7 November.