Event: Smart grids studies – lighthouse projects and deployment workshop (Brussels, 8 February 2018)

Two studies on industrial policy for smart grids were finalised in 2017. This workshop will present the findings of both studies, while discussing the implications and possible follow-up measures with stakeholders. The event will take place during the afternoon session of the Smart Grids Task Force steering committee meeting.

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Event: Joint Report on Flexibility for the energy transition: a toolbox for electricity and gas DSOs (27 February 2018)

Join us for the launch event where we will present our joint report – on Electricity and Gas Flexibility – providing a holistic approach on how DSOs can use flexibility and thus contribute to the transition towards decarbonisation, and a set of solutions enabling DSOs for operating grids in a cost-efficient way. The report offers a sound overview to policy makers on how the regulatory framework should be adapted to facilitate and reward the use of flexibility by DSOs and other stakeholders.

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UPDATED – Amendments to the Report: EP ITRE Committee on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast)

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Event: S3PEnergy – High Level Event (Brussels, 25 January 2018)

The Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy is organising a High Level Event to showcase the results achieved so far and to discuss on the most effective ways to keep assisting regions specialised in the energy domain. Particular focus will be given to the interregional cooperation dynamics in the domains of bioenergy, smart grids, sustainable buildings, marine renewables and solar.  Full article…

Amendments to the Report: EP ITRE Committee on Energy Efficiency

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Event: Grids meet Renewables – Conference and Best Practice Fair (Brussels, 20 February 2018)

The Renewables Grid Initiative and WindEurope have the great pleasure to invite you to our joint event “Grids meet Renewables”.
The energy sector is currently undergoing a major transition, one that will have a significant impact on citizens, consumers, industry and the environment. For this transition to meet societal expectations, technological and environmental requirements, a variety of energy industry players must come together and decide how best to navigate the changing energy landscape. .
Our event “Grids meet Renewables” will facilitate an open dialogue between the renewables and grid sectors. Participants will deep dive on key challenges, potential solutions and current best practices. Full article…

Report: EP ITRE Committee on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast)

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Report: EP ITRE Committee on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency

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Outcome of Proceedings: Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast)

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Outcome of Proceedings: Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the internal market for electricity (recast)

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OPP Meeting Summary: Energy Council – Internal market for electricity (18 December 2017)

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UPDATED – Agenda: Energy Council (18 December 2017)

Update: the outcome of the meeting has been published. A items are also available and cover issues related to energy, climate, environment, trade and transport policy.

Ministers discussed four legislative files under the clean energy package: the Regulation on governance of the Energy Union, Directive on the promotion of energy from renewable sources, directive on common rules for the internal market in electricity and the Regulation on the internal electricity market. They agreed on a general approach for each of the files. Under AOB, the agenda included information from the Commission on external energy relations and information from the Bulgarian delegation on the work programme of the incoming Presidency.

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Press Release: Creating a modern electricity market – Council agrees its position

On 18 December, the Council agreed its negotiating position(general approach) on a regulation establishing the framework for an internal electricity market across the EU.

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OPP Meeting Summary: Energy Council – Common rules for the internal electricity market (18 December 2017)

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Press Release: Promoting renewable energy use – Council adopts its position

On 18 December 2017, the Council adopted its position on a directive promoting the use of renewable energy across the EU. This agreement paves the way for the Council to start negotiations with the European Parliament as soon as its negotiating mandate is agreed.

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UPDATED – Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast)

Update: a corrigendum is available to the main text on the general approach and revised annexes.

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Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast)

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Stakeholder Event: Energy Digitalisation: Challenges and Opportunities for the Industry (Brussels, 17 January 2017)

Digital technologies are set to make the European energy system more connected, intelligent, efficient, reliable and sustainable. Data collection and exchange are growing exponentially, creating digital threats but also valuable opportunities. In this rapidly evolving context, the European energy industry has both the challenge and the opportunity to reinvent itself. With this event, Bruegel aims at fostering a discussion about the industrial implications of Europe’s digital energy revolution, the new business models needed to make the best of it, and the policy frameworks required to facilitate all these developments.

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Fact Sheet: Financing the Trans-European Networks

The Trans-European Networks (TENs) are partly funded by the European Union and partly by the Member States. Financial support from the EU serves as a catalyst, the Member States being required to provide the bulk of the financing. The financing of the TENs can also be complemented by Structural Fund assistance, aid from the European Investment Bank or contributions from the private sector. A major reform was introduced across the TENs with the establishment of the Connecting Europe Facility in 2013.

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Fact Sheet: Trans-European Networks — guidelines

The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) retains the trans-European networks (TENs) in the areas of transport, energy and telecommunications, first mentioned in the Maastricht Treaty, in order to connect all the regions of the EU. These networks are tools intended to contribute to the growth of the internal market and to employment, while pursuing environmental and sustainable development goals. The end of 2013 saw a fundamental reform of the trans-European transport network.

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UPDATED – Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast)

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Call for Proposal: Over €138 million available to energy projects

Starting from today, you can apply for EU funding to carry out a project focusing on smart cities, smart energy systems or renewable fuels. The calls are open under the 2018-2020 Horizon Work Programme, and have a total budget of €138.3 million. The deadline for submissions is 5 April 2018. Full article…

Stakeholder Press Release: Leading energy efficiency companies ask Member States to support an ambitious revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)

01 December 2017, Brussels: Today, in view of next week trilogue negotiation on the EPBD revision, leading companies wrote a letter to the EU28 Energy Ministers, to call Member States to consider the strategic relevance of this key Directive and follow Mr Bendtsen report adopted by the European Parliament last 11 October. Full article…

EU industrial strategy for the future

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