This event will provide with answers to the questions:
- What is the potential role of the oil & gas sector in deploying alternative energies and technologies alongside the transformation of its traditional activities?
- How to leverage existing infrastructure and oil and gas assets to reduce transition costs?
- What technologies to use to table emissions in hard-to-abate sectors?
- What regulatory opportunities are there to kickstart a European hydrogen market?
The Energy Community Secretariat launched the call for key regional infrastructure projects that may benefit from EU technical assistance and grants and streamlined permitting procedures. To qualify, the project must have a cross-border impact and help the Energy Community to achieve its energy and climate policy objectives. The call is open to the following categories of projects: electricity transmission, storage, smart grid; gas transmission, storage, LNG/CNG infrastructure; oil transmission and storage.
On 30 and 31 January 2020, the Secretariat hosted an EU4Energy capacity building workshop on energy related legal developments in Ukraine and next steps in the harmonization with the Energy Community acquis.
The EU’s primary energy consumption in 2017 was 9 % lower than in 2005, a trend which will continue in 2018 based on EEA’s preliminary estimates. The share of all non-renewable fuels in EU primary energy consumption has decreased between 2005 and 2017, while the share of renewable fuels has significantly increased over the same period. Still, the EU’s primary energy consumption rose above the indicative trajectory set by the EEA to monitor progress towards the 2020 energy efficiency targets, a trend which is expected to continue also in 2018. Therefore, achieving the 2020 targets is increasingly uncertain.