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Energy Policy in the EU

Latest news on the energy policy of the European Union.

EU hydrogen strategy to bolster green recovery 09 July 2020, 17:29 CET
The European Commission unveiled EU strategies for energy system integration and hydrogen Wednesday, saying they will pave the way towards a more efficient and interconnected energy sector.

MEPs vote for gas, against a real just transition 06 July 2020, 23:59 CET
Today MEPs voted in committee to allow gas to receive Just Transition funding, potentially locking European communities into fossil fuels for decades to come.

Renovation Wave: key incentive for SME recovery 26 June 2020, 00:08 CET
The Renovation Wave can be a significant contribution to the economic restart of the EU. SMEs in the construction sector will get a boost from the resources invested to make buildings energy efficient and the turn around initiated towards renewable energy sources.

Auto makers and electricity sector call for rapid action on charging points under EU recovery plan 09 June 2020, 11:21 CET
The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) and Eurelectric welcome the focus on infrastructure for electrically-chargeable vehicles in the coronavirus recovery plan announced by the European Commission.

EUR 1 billion to support Europe's battery industry 21 May 2020, 00:29 CET
The European Investment Bank confirmed at a meeting of the European Battery Alliance Tuesday that it expects to increase backing of battery-related projects in 2020 to more than EUR 1 bn financing.

New EU rules on power adaptors come into force 01 April 2020, 23:43 CET
A new EU regulation on external power supplies aimed at making a range of household appliances, from laptops to electric toothbrushes, more energy efficient entered into force on 1 April.

EU greenlights EUR 3.2 billion battery research project 11 December 2019, 17:47 CET
The European Commission approved Monday under EU state aid rules a 'Common European interest' project jointly notified by seven EU Member States to support research and innovation in batteries.

EU energy ministers must phase out fossil gas and improve their 2030 plans 05 December 2019, 00:14 CET
Today, EU energy ministers have discussed sector integration as well as the state of play of the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). Continued reliance on fossil gas and the fact that the plans are still falling short of climate ambition flies in the face of the European Parliament acting "Climate Emergency" last week.

EU bank ends fossil fuel lending in world-first for climate 14 November 2019, 21:53 CET
The European Investment Bank (EIB) today became the world's first public lender to commit to ending funding for coal, oil and gas.

New labelling for European tyres to save energy 14 November 2019, 16:50 CET
A new tyre labelling scheme for car and trucks, provisionally agreed Wednesday by EU institutions, aims to increase consumer awareness and fuel savings, improve safety and decrease noise pollution.

The Energy Globe World Awards 2019: actions needed 14 November 2019, 16:26 CET
"European companies are global pioneers in environmental protection and resource efficiency. This is underlined by the nomination of many European initiatives among the finalists for the Energy Globe World Award," says Ulrike Rabmer-Koller, President of SMEunited, after yesterday's award ceremony in Espoo, Finland.

EU sets up sanctions against Turkey for Cyprus oil drilling 13 November 2019, 00:01 CET
The EU Council adopted a framework for restrictive measures Monday in response to unauthorised drilling by Turkey of hydrocarbons in the Eastern Mediterranean, enabling sanctions on individuals or entities.

New EU push for safer, more repairable appliances 02 October 2019, 23:18 CET
The EU Commission proposed Tuesday new 'eco-design' measures to improve the repairability and recyclability of household products such as refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers and televisions.

New ecodesign measures 01 October 2019, 17:04 CET
In a continued effort to reduce Europe's carbon footprint and to make energy bills cheaper for European consumers, the European Commission on 1 October adopted new eco-design measures for products such as refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers and televisions.

2030 energy efficiency targets receive EU boost 26 September 2019, 00:00 CET
The European Commission adopted on Wednesday three recommendations to help the Member States with transposing and implementing the EU's amending Directive on Energy Efficiency.

New study highlights lack of progress on infrastructure & incentives for alternatively-powered cars 11 September 2019, 16:43 CET
At the start of a new EU political term, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) is urgently calling for a comprehensive plan to enable the transition to zero-emission mobility in Europe.

Access to electric car chargers must be guaranteed, urge auto makers, electricity sector and NGO 06 September 2019, 00:14 CET
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA), Eurelectric and Transport & Environment (T&E) are calling on the European institutions to facilitate a rapid roll-out of smart charging infrastructure for electrically-chargeable vehicles.

National climate plans lack ambition, says Brussels 24 June 2019, 14:00 CET
Member States' plans to implement EU objectives for meeting energy and climate targets fall short on renewables and energy efficiency, the Commission said Wednesday in its assessment of the plans.

National energy and climate plans 19 June 2019, 18:01 CET
The European Commission published on 18 June its assessment of Member States' draft plans to implement the EU's Energy Union objectives, and in particular the agreed EU 2030 energy and climate targets.

National energy plans: EU must raise the bar - Greenpeace 18 June 2019, 18:03 CET
Ahead of a crucial summit that could define the EU’s collective response to the climate crisis, the European Commission has released its recommendations to EU countries on their National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs).

More wind, solar power needed if EU is to meet renewables targets 06 June 2019, 23:37 CET
The EU needs to take significant action to generate more electricity from wind and solar power and meet its targets on renewables, according to a report by the European Court of Auditors, out Thursday.

New report shows some EU Member States intent on burning coal for electricity beyond 2030 whilst banking on EU funding for a just energy transition 29 May 2019, 23:48 CET
Today, a new report by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and Sandbag reveals Member States are receiving EU energy transition support but not committing to phase-out coal.

Fuel prices 16 June 2019, 19:15 CET
Whoever drives a car will have been confronted with the high cost of fuel.

Utilities 16 June 2019, 18:54 CET
UnitedConsumers' goal is to relieve consumers as much as possible in their monthly fixed costs.

Electric car sales not taking off in lower-income EU countries, new data shows 09 May 2019, 13:59 CET
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) has published new data highlighting the correlation between the affordability of electric cars and their market uptake.