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New EU fuel marking
A new harmonised set of fuel labels went live across Europe on 12 October, giving drivers better information on the suitability of fuels for their vehicles ...
Energy infrastructure - guide
The European Commission has presented its energy infrastructure priorities for the next two decades, aimed at making networks fit for the 21st century. In the ...
The EU BUILD UP initiative - briefing
The European Commission BUILD UP initiative supports EU Member States in implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). Its new interactive ...
EC Communication on Demonstrating Carbon Capture and Geological Storage (CCS) in emerging developing countries - briefing
Communication on Demonstrating Carbon Capture and Geological Storage (CCS) in emerging developing countries: financing the EU-China Near Zero Emissions Coal ...
EU Energy Policy Contacts
Energy Efficiency
Reducing energy consumption and eliminating energy wastage are among the main goals of the European Union (EU). EU support for improving energy efficiency will ...
Commission fine for Electrabel for implementing acquisition of Compagnie Nationale du Rhône without prior Commission approval - briefing
The European Commission has decided to impose a fine of EUR 20 million on Electrabel, an electricity producer and retailer belonging to the Suez Group (now GDF ...
European Energy Consumers' Charter: Q&A on the opening of the EU energy markets
Four days after the full opening of the EU energy markets on 1 July 2007, the European Commission launched a process that will eventually lead to the adoption ...
New rules to strengthen the EU internal energy market - briefing
The European Parliament today voted to back new rules to strengthen the European Union's internal energy market. The new legislation is expected to give ...
European Parliament vote on the Third Internal Energy Market Legislative Package - briefing
The European Parliament voted today to back new rules to strengthen the EU's internal energy market. The new legislation is expected to give consumers more ...
Energy Policy in the European Union
We take energy for granted. Fuel shortages and power cuts are rare but timely reminders that we rely on energy for transport, for heating our homes in winter, ...
Investing today for tomorrow's energy - briefing
As a response to the financial crisis and as an attempt to reinforce the EU's energy supply, the Commission proposed in November 2008 a European Economic ...
EU energy policy - questions & answers
The European Commission on 19 September adopted a third package of legislative proposals to ensure a real and effective choice of energy supplier and benefits ...
Future Energy
"The EU and the world are at a cross-roads concerning the future of energy. Climate change, increasing dependence on oil and other fossil fuels, growing ...
Recording energy performance contracts in national accounts - Eurostat guidance
Eurostat has published a guidance note on the accounting consequences for governments of energy performance contracts.
Energy summer package - Commission proposals to transform Europe's energy system
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 ...
Promoting energy efficient vehicles - financial incentives
The European Commission has published new guidelines on how EU Member States should use financial incentives to best increase demand for low CO2 emission ...
Commission approval for German offshore wind farms
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.
Energy Labelling Directive - Briefing
The European Parliament today adopted the Energy Labelling Directive, a recast of the existing Labelling Directive which introduced the energy label for ...
EU - Iraq Strategic Energy Partnership Memorandum of Understanding - briefing
The European Union and the Republic of Iraq have signed in Baghdad, Iraq, a Memorandum of Understanding on a "Strategic Energy Partnership" which provides a ...
Safety standards for nuclear waste disposal - guide
The European Commission has proposed safety standards for disposing spent fuel and radioactive waste from nuclear power plants as well as from medicine or ...
European Battery Alliance - background guide
One year on from the launch of the European Battery Alliance (EBA), the Commission Action Plan is in place, the first pilot production facilities are being ...
Strategic Action Plan for Batteries
The Strategic Action Plan for Batteries covered all the activities which can help Member States, regions and European industry establish competitive, ...
Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
Responsibilities, contacts and latest studies of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
Commission begins work on Energy Union
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 ...
Energy Efficiency Communication
New opportunities for European businesses, affordable energy bills for consumers, increased energy security through a significant reduction of natural gas ...
Revision of the Energy Taxation Directive - guide
The European Commission has presented a proposal to overhaul the outdated rules on the taxation of energy products in the European Union. The new rules aim to ...
2030 framework on climate and energy
A reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27 pre cent, renewed ...
Minimum principles for shale gas - Recommendation
The European Commission has adopted a Recommendation aiming to ensure that proper environmental and climate safeguards are in place for "fracking" - the ...
Options to reform the European carbon market
The European Commission is taking two important steps to address the growing supply-demand imbalance of emission allowances in the EU emissions trading system ...