The European Commission has cleared, under EU state aid rules, a Belgian scheme to grant energy-intensive businesses partial compensation for higher electricity prices resulting from indirect costs.
Building up on the achievements of the first phase (2015-2017), the second phase (2017-2019) will probe how energy efficiency measures, renewable energy sources and technologies, as well as protection of critical energy infrastructure considerations could be more efficiently applied to the European defence sector. Therefore, it will contribute to the identification of the bottlenecks that are preventing the sector from fully benefiting from sustainable energy.
Energy Post will organize a debate in Brussels on 20 March focusing in particular on the proposals for the wholesale market. The debate will focus in particular on how capacity markets should be designed (if we need them at all) and how the increasing amounts of renewable energy should be regulated and integrated into the single EU electricity market.
The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is determined to engage in a meaningful dialogue with all actors so we can find the best possible path out of coal, while supporting the regions and miners effectively.
European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič will be in Bulgaria on 14-15 March as part of the Energy Union tour.The Vice-President will meet Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, Minister of Energy Temenuzhka Petkova, and MPs from the Bulgarian parliament’s Energy and European Affairs committees.
Question for written answer to the Commission (Rule 130) by Dennis de Jong (GUE/NGL) regarding ” Appointment of Martin Selmayr as Secretary-General of the Commission”.