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Commission proposal to amend the Gas Directive by EUbusiness — last modified 10 November 2017, 00:04 CET
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.
Recording energy performance contracts in national accounts - Eurostat guidance by EUbusiness — last modified 21 September 2017, 22:16 CET
Eurostat has published a guidance note on the accounting consequences for governments of energy performance contracts.
Renewable energy progress report by EUbusiness — last modified 01 February 2017, 22:41 CET
The European Commission published on 1 February 2017 its second State of the Energy Union Report.
Europe's energy transition: 2016 assessment of the progress made up to 2014 by EUbusiness — last modified 01 February 2017, 17:53 CET
The Second Report on the State of the Energy Union shows that the modernisation of the European Union economy and the transition to a low-carbon era are happening.
Investment Plan for Europe and Energy by EUbusiness — last modified 16 June 2016, 23:19 CET
One year after the launch of the Investment plan for Europe and the Energy Union, a number of sustainable, low-carbon projects around Europe are beginning to bring about real change on the road to Energy Union.
Towards Energy Union: sustainable energy security package by EUbusiness — last modified 16 February 2016, 16:04 CET
The European Commission presented on 16 February its energy security package with proposals aimed at equipping the EU for global energy transition as well as to be prepared for possible energy supply interruptions.
State of the Energy Union Report 2015 by EUbusiness — last modified 19 November 2015, 00:12 CET
The first State of the Energy Union Report shows that much progress has already been made since the adoption of the Energy Union Framework Strategy 9 months ago. Still much remains to be done, and 2016 will be an important year of delivery.
Energy summer package - Commission proposals to transform Europe's energy system by EUbusiness — last modified 16 July 2015, 00:05 CET
The European Commission presented on 15 July proposals to deliver a new deal for energy consumers, to launch a redesign of the European electricity market, to update energy efficiency labelling and to revise the EU Emissions Trading System.
Renewable energy progress report 2015 by EUbusiness — last modified 16 June 2015, 18:29 CET
The European Commission published on 16 June its progress report on 2020 renewable energy targets, showing that the EU is on track to meet its 20% renewable energy targets. With a projected share of 15.3% of renewable energy in 2014 in the gross final energy consumption, the EU and the vast majority of Member States are advancing well: 25 Member States are expected to meet their 2013/2014 national targets. These results are published in the European Commission’s 2015 report on progress made in achieving the EU’s legally binding target for a 20% share of renewable energy, the 10% target for renewable energy use in transport, and the binding national targets by 2020.
EU Urban Agenda: consultation results by EUbusiness — last modified 03 June 2015, 22:37 CET
The European Commission unveiled the results of the public consultation on the EU Urban Agenda during the 2nd European CITIES Forum on 2 June in Brussels. The consultation shows that Europe can help cities address common challenges and, in turn, contribute to the Commission's priorities such as a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy.
Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy - green and efficient energy for Europe's regions by EUbusiness — last modified 26 May 2015, 13:27 CET
The European Commission launched on 26 May the European Smart specialisation platform on energy, which will support regions and EU Member States in using Cohesion Policy funding more effectively for promoting sustainable energy. The Platform will help regions to share their expertise on sustainable energy investments and especially on the deployment of innovative low-carbon technologies.
Commission sector inquiry into mechanisms to ensure electricity supplies by EUbusiness — last modified 29 April 2015, 19:20 CET
The European Commission has launched a state aid sector inquiry into national measures to ensure that adequate capacity to produce electricity is available at all times to avoid black-outs (so-called "capacity mechanisms").
Gazprom: European Commission Statement of Objections by EUbusiness — last modified 22 April 2015, 13:15 CET
The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Gazprom alleging that some of its business practices in Central and Eastern European gas markets constitute an abuse of its dominant market position in breach of EU antitrust rules.
Commission approval for German offshore wind farms by EUbusiness — last modified 16 April 2015, 15:46 CET
The European Commission has found that German plans to support the building of 20 offshore wind farms are in line with EU state aid rules.
Connecting Europe Facility under way with EUR 100m to connect European energy networks by EUbusiness — last modified 05 March 2015, 17:41 CET
The European Commission opened calls for proposals on 4 March under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to help finance key trans-European energy infrastructure projects.
Communication - Achieving the 10% electricity interconnection target - helping energy cross borders by EUbusiness — last modified 25 February 2015, 16:59 CET
Investing in infrastructure that connects countries will make energy flow, improve energy security, lessen dependency on imports and prepare networks for renewable energy. Communication - Achieving the 10% electricity interconnection target - Connecting power markets to deliver security of supply, market integration and the large-scale uptake of renewables.
Energy Union: Communication - The Paris Protocol by EUbusiness — last modified 25 February 2015, 16:54 CET
The EU has the world's most ambitious commitments on climate change and is pushing for a new international climate agreement to be finalised in Paris. Questions and Answers on the European Commission Communication: The Paris Protocol - A blueprint for tackling global climate change beyond 2020
Energy Union Factsheet by EUbusiness — last modified 25 February 2015, 16:46 CET
The European Commission set out its strategy on 25 February to achieve a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy.
Commission begins work on Energy Union by EUbusiness — last modified 06 February 2015, 23:43 CET
The Commission has begun work on an EU Energy Union - seen as a fundamental step towards the completion of single energy market and reforming how Europe produces, transports and consumes energy.
Ukraine - Russia gas deal by EUbusiness — last modified 31 October 2014, 11:14 CET
A 4.6 billion dollar winter package was agreed at a Ukraine - Russia meeting brokered by the EU on 30 October, which secures gas for Ukraine - and ultimately also for Europe.