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Roadmap for moving to a low carbon economy in 2050 - guide
The European Commission today adopted a Roadmap for transforming the European Union into a competitive low carbon economy by 2050. The Roadmap describes the ...
Securing the EU's energy interests abroad
The European Commission has adopted a Communication on security of energy supply and international cooperation, setting out for the first time a comprehensive ...
Agreement on gas flows from Slovakia to Ukraine
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) enabling gas flows from Slovakia to Ukraine was signed in Bratislava on 28 April 2014. José Manuel Barroso, President of ...
Clean fuels for transport directive
New EU rules were adopted on 29 September to ensure the build-up of alternative refuelling points across Europe with common standards for their design and use, ...
EUROfusion - the European Fusion Joint Programme
The European Commission and the European fusion research laboratories launched on 9 October a European joint programme on fusion in Horizon2020 - 'EUROfusion' ...
Clean and energy-efficient vehicles - European strategy for the uptake of green vehicles - briefing
The European strategy for encouraging the development and eventual widespread use of clean and energy efficient vehicles aims to help the European car industry ...
Nuclear stress tests - guide
From 1 June 2011 onwards, all 143 nuclear power plants in the EU will be re-assessed using EU wide criteria. These are comprehensive tests as the Commission ...
Political agreement on offshore legislation
The European Parliament and the Council reached a political agreement on a Commission legislative proposal on the safety of oil and gas operations in the EU. ...
Amended Nuclear Safety Directive
The EU's Council of Ministers on 8 July adopted a new Nuclear Safety Directive. It provides more power and independence for national regulatory authorities, a ...
EU excise duties on commercial diesel – Frequently Asked Questions
The new proposal is based on the fact that existing tax differentials on diesel used by trucks ("commercial gas oil") create distortions of competition within ...
EU approval of six electricity capacity mechanisms to ensure security of supply
The European Commission approved on 7 February under EU State aid rules electricity capacity mechanisms in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Poland. ...
New Nuclear Safety Directive
In a new proposal which amends the nuclear safety directive from 2009, the European Commission sets out EU-wide safety objectives to significantly reduce the ...
EU Commission: Guidance for state intervention in electricity
The European Commission presented on 5 November a Communication which gives guidance to EU Member States on how to make the most of public interventions, how ...
Making the internal energy market work - Communication
On 15 November 2012, the European Commission presented a Communication assessing the state of play of the internal energy market, to be completed by 2014. The ...
First call for proposals under the NER300 programme
The European Commission on 18 December awarded over EUR 1.2 billion funding to 23 highly innovative renewable energy demonstration projects under the first ...
European Energy Programme for Recovery - briefing
The European Commission selected on 4 March 43 major energy projects, which will significantly contribute to the economic recovery in the EU, while increasing ...
EU Urban Agenda: consultation results
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 ...
Temporary free allocation of emission allowances for power plants beyond 2012 - guide
The European Commission has adopted a framework under which EU Member states may compensate some electro-intensive users, such as steel and aluminium ...
Third legislative package for an internal EU gas and electricity market - guide
The aim of the third energy package is to make the energy market fully effective and to create a single EU gas and electricity market. This will help to keep ...
Connecting Europe Facility under way with EUR 100m to connect European energy networks
The European Commission opened calls for proposals on 4 March under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to help finance key trans-European energy ...
Green Paper on a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies
The European Commission has taken the first step towards developing a 2030 framework for EU climate change and energy policies. It has adopted a Green Paper ...
Commission's commitment decision opens German gas pipelines to competitors - Briefing
The European Commission has adopted a decision that renders legally binding commitments offered by E.ON to effectively open up access to the German gas market ...
Coal Regulation - guide
The European Commission has approved a proposal for a Council Regulation on State aid to facilitate the closure of loss-making hard coal mines in the EU by 1st ...
Sustainability criteria for biofuels specified
The European Commission adopted on 13 March a delegated act on sustainability criteria for biofuels as requested by the European Parliament and Member States.
European Energy Efficiency Plan - guide
The European Commission today adopted a plan for saving more energy through concrete measures. Energy efficiency is a key tool for strengthening Europe's ...
EU action plan to support development of blue energy
The European Commission today presented a new action plan to facilitate the further development of the renewable ocean energy sector in Europe. A central ...
Security of energy supply in the EU
The European Commission sets out its reaction to the current geopolitical environment and the EU's import dependence: it advocates a new European Energy ...
Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council
Since June 2002 these three policies have been placed under the sole responsibility of a single Council configuration which meets approximately every two ...
Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy - green and efficient energy for Europe's regions
The European Commission launched on 26 May the European Smart specialisation platform on energy, which will support regions and EU Member States in using ...
Safety of Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration and Production - Communication
The European Commission for the very first time envisages comprehensive EU legislation on oil platforms aimed at ensuring the highest safety standards in the ...
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