Event: CEDEC Congress – Clean Energy for All (10 October 2017)

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UPDATED – ‘I/A’ Item Note: Memorandum of Understanding complementing the Central and SouthEastern European Connectivity (CESEC) initiative with a Joint approach on electricity market, energy efficiency and renewable development

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The State of the Union 2017: Catching the wind in our sails – Reactions

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Communication from the Commission: Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable Industry – A renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy

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Press Release: Liberals and Democrats back new rules to protect European Gas supplies

MEPs have today adopted legislation intended to enhance the security of gas supplies, as part of the EU’s Energy Union strategy. The proposed legislation aims to develop a stronger collective response to possible future gas supply risks and will ensure contingency plans are in place to protect citizens and certain public services. Full article…

Press Release: Gas supply will never again be used as political weapon

“A legally-binding solidarity mechanism and a harmonised EU-wide list of protected customers mean that gas supplies will no longer be used as a political weapon or an instrument of blackmail”, commented Jerzy Buzek MEP, Chairman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and Rapporteur on the Regulation on measures to safeguard the security of gas supply, adopted today in plenary. Full article…

Press Release: New rules to secure gas supplies in Europe bring more solidarity

The Commission welcomes the strong support by the European Parliament today to the new security of gas supply regulation. Its aim is to prevent potential gas supply crises and it applies the solidarity principle for the first time. Full article…

Europe’s increasing need for gas supply security (infographic)

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Press Release: European Energy Union – make it a triple win, says European civil society

Concerns over the social costs and the financing of the energy transition ran through all panel discussions at the EESC’s European Energy Dialogue, organised by the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels on 8 September. The event focused on the European Commission’s proposed Clean Energy for All Europeans package as seen by a wide spectrum of civil society stakeholders debating with European institutions and market players. Full article…

Briefing: European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) – Structures and tools

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Report: EU energy technology trade – Import and export

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Commissioners’ Weekly Activities (11 September – 15 September 2017)

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Final Draft Agenda: European Parliament Plenary Session (11 – 14 September 2017)

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Press Release: Consumer Authorities and the European Commission urge Volkswagen to finalise repairs of all cars affected by emissions scandal

Today the EU consumer authorities and the European Commission sent a joint letter to the CEO of Volkswagen urging the group to swiftly repair all cars affected by the “dieselgate” scandal. Full article…

OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Vote on Energy Performance of Buildings (7 September 2017)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Vote on Energy efficiency (7 September 2017)

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Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX implementing Regulation (EU) No 595/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the determination of the CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of heavy-duty vehicles and amending Directive 2007/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Regulation (EU) No 582/2011

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Amendments to the Report: EP ITRE Committee on measures to safeguard the security of gas supply and repealing Regulation

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Minutes: Meeting of the European Commission (19 July 2017)

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Minutes: Meeting of the European Commission (12 July 2017)

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Press Release: €1 billion for Poland under Juncker Plan and InnovFin Science

The EU is providing almost €1 billion in financing to Poland to invest in energy networks and scientific research. The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a €250 million loan to Energa to upgrade and extend its electricity distribution network in northern and central Poland. The loan is guaranteed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the central element of the Investment Plan for Europe, the so-called Juncker Plan. With this loan, Energa will extend its electricity networks, improve the security of supply, invest in renewable energy sources and develop smart meters. The EIB is also providing Poland with two loans amounting to €730 million for research, development and innovation (RDI) activities in scientific research institutes and universities. These loans are supported by InnovFin Science, which is backed by the EU’s research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020. Some 150,000 researchers, technicians and support staff work in the Polish public science sector. The InnovFin Science-backed loans will not only help to fund the existing research jobs in science in Poland, but will also create new career opportunities, in particular for young researchers. Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said: “Today’s agreement in Poland under the InnovFin Science programme is momentous. With a fresh injection of €730 million for research, development and innovation activities, research institutions in Poland will see huge benefits. I am also proud that the Juncker Plan is helping to upgrade and improve the electricity networks in Poland. The European Fund for Strategic Investments is already set to trigger more than €225 billion in investment across the EU, with 26 projects already approved in Poland. I encourage project promoters and small companies seeking financing to make the most of the support offered by the Juncker Plan.” For the latest EFSI figures country-by-country, see here. A full press release on today’s agreement is available here(For more information: Annika Breidthardt – Tel.: +32 229 56153; Siobhán Millbright – Tel.: +32 229 57361)

Source: European Commission

Possible items for College agendas (12 September 2017 – 20 December 2017)

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At a Glance: New rules on Security of Gas Supply

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