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Energy Policy in the EU

Latest news on the energy policy of the European Union.

Battery Technologies for EV/HEV 2024 Conference (Munich, Germany, from 22 October 2024, 08:45 CET to 24 October 2024, 17:15 CET) —
The 9th Annual Battery Technologies for EV/HEV 2024 will take place on 22 to 24 October in Munich, Germany.

EU Council signs off on energy market reforms 22 May 2024, 23:29 CET
The European Union gave the green light Tuesday to key electricity and gas market reforms as well as a new regulatory framework to boost the development of hydrogen and other decarbonised gases.

Market Research Direct reveals new report on the global future of hydrogen in the automotive market 01 May 2024, 23:46 CET
Market Research Direct, a leading provider of market intelligence and consulting services, has added a new report on the future of hydrogen in automotive market to its catalogue. The report predicts a significant growth in the market size, from 23 thousand units in 2024 to 353 thousand units by 2035, at a CAGR of 28.3%.

EU issues EUR 850m call for energy infrastructure projects 01 May 2024, 18:48 CET
The European Commission issued a new call for proposals for key cross-border EU energy infrastructure projects Tuesday worth up to EUR 850 million from the EU budget.

EU awards EUR 720m for renewable hydrogen production 01 May 2024, 23:36 CET
The EU Commission awarded nearly EUR 720m to seven renewable hydrogen projects in Europe Wednesday, selected through a first competitive bidding process under the European Hydrogen Bank.

Electric cars: EU needs 8 times more charging points per year by 2030 to meet CO2 targets 30 April 2024, 12:46 CET
A new European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) report reveals an alarming gap between the current availability of public charging points for electric cars in the EU and what will be needed in reality to meet CO2-reduction targets.

Gas Infrastructure Europe Annual Conference 2024 (Munich, Germany, from 17 October 2024, 09:00 CET to 18 October 2024, 18:00 CET) —
The 21st GIE Annual Conference - Empowering the energy transition, inspiring change: creating sustainable solutions today - will take place on 17 & 18 October 2024, in Munich, Germany.

Oil import dependency at highest point in 2022 17 April 2024, 22:37 CET
EU import dependency for the entire family of crude oil and petroleum products surged to a new record high of 97.7% in 2022, according to figures published Tuesday from EU statistics agency Eurostat.

Green light for energy performance of buildings law 12 April 2024, 22:19 CET
The EU Council formally adopted a revised directive on the energy performance of buildings Friday, with the aim of helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy poverty in the EU.

Revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) - guide 12 April 2024, 22:04 CET
The EU Council formally adopted on 12 April a revised directive on the energy performance of buildings. The directive will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy poverty in the EU.

Global supercapacitors / ultracapacitors market poised to surpass $32.6 billion by 2033 driven by energy storage revolution 11 April 2024, 21:54 CET
The global supercapacitors / ultracapacitors market is on a trajectory of exponential growth, projected to reach a staggering $32,696.5m by 2033 from $5,309.m in 2023.

MEPs approve reforms for sustainable gas market 12 April 2024, 22:20 CET
The EU Parliament adopted plans Thursday to facilitate the uptake of renewable and low-carbon gases, including hydrogen, into the EU gas market and lead to a market which is more sustainable and resilient.

EU funding of EUR 424m for zero-emission projects 10 April 2024, 23:26 CET
The European Commission announced Wednesday the selection of 42 new projects deploying alternative fuels infrastructure that will receive over EUR 424 million in EU support.

Brussels opens probes into two Chinese solar companies 09 April 2024, 00:41 CET
The European Commission launched two probes Wednesday under foreign subsidies rules into the potentially market distortive role of foreign subsidies to bidders in a public procurement procedure.

29th Athens Electricity Forum (Athens, Greece, from 05 June 2024, 12:00 CET to 06 June 2024, 12:30 CET) —
The 29th Annual Energy Community Electricity Forum ('Athens Forum') will take place in Athens, Greece on 5 to 6 June 2024.

EUROBAT General Assembly/Forum 2024 (Brussels, from 04 June 2024, 08:30 CET to 05 June 2024, 16:45 CET) —
EUROBAT, the Association of European Manufacturers of Automotive and Industrial Batteries, will hold the General Assembly/Forum 2024 in Brussels on 4-5 June 2024.

A step closer to sustainable homes in Europe: European Parliament supports the EPBD 13 March 2024, 19:01 CET
The European Parliament paved the way for significant reductions of carbon emissions in the EU’s building sector, however the deal falls short of the ambition needed to reach climate neutrality by 2050.

Euroheat & Power Congress (Rotterdam, The Netherlands, from 03 June 2024, 11:30 CET to 05 June 2024, 15:00 CET) —
The 42nd edition of the Euroheat & Power Congress will take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on 3 to 5 June 2024.

EU launches EUR 1 bn call for alternative fuels infrastructure projects 29 February 2024, 21:46 CET
The EU Commission launched a call for proposals Thursday under the Connecting Europe Facility for Transport Programme, making EUR 1 billion available to support the deployment of alternative fuels supply.

Volkswagen Group UK joins forces with Ecobat to recycle electric vehicle batteries 29 February 2024, 00:07 CET
Volkswagen Group United Kingdom Ltd. (VWG UK) has signed an agreement with Ecobat, the global leader in battery recycling, to collect and recycle electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The deal helps VWG UK close the loop to promote a circular energy economy and ensures the UK's largest automotive Group is doing all it can to boost sustainability.

Suppliers offer almost 100bcm of gas to European consumers in first tender 28 February 2024, 18:58 CET
The first tender with a new mid-term product for joint EU purchasing of gas under the EU's AggregateEU programme closed Tuesday night, with offers for a total volume of 97.4 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas.

Electricity from renewable sources up to 41% in EU in 2022 21 February 2024, 23:50 CET
Renewable energy sources made up 41.2 per cent of the European Union's gross electricity consumption in 2022, according to figures released Wednesday by the EU's statistics agency Eurostat.

EU reliance on fossil fuels increased slightly in 2022 30 January 2024, 18:32 CET
The EU’s reliance on fossil fuels for its overall energy supply in 2022 showed a slight increase on 2021, from 69.9 to 70.9 per cent, according to figures released Tuesday by the EU statistics agency.

EUR 600m awarded to EU energy infrastructure projects 26 January 2024, 22:48 CET
The Commission allocated nearly EUR 600m Thursday to energy infrastructure projects which contribute to Europe's energy security, decarbonisation and greenhouse gas emissions reduction.

Battery-only electric cars in Europe continue advance in 2022 24 January 2024, 23:42 CET
The number of battery-only electric passenger cars in the EU reached nearly 3 million in 2022, data released Tuesday by Eurostat said - a 55 per cent increase compared with 2021 (1.9 million).