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EU Nature Action Plan: new step-by-step guides to considering nature in renewable energy projects

As part of the “EU Action plan for nature, people and the economy” the European Commission has issued two guidance documents on energy transmission infrastructure and hydropower, explaining the steps that need to be taken under EU nature legislation when such energy projects are prepared. They aim to improve the implementation of the Birds and […]

European Commission welcomes final vote on energy performance of buildings

The European Parliament gave yesterday its final approval on the revised Energy Performance of Buildings directive. The vote signals the closure of the first of 8 legislative proposals part of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package brought forward by the European Commission on 30 November 2016. Then, new rules will make buildings smarter and more energy […]

Registration to the EUSEW Policy Conference is open

Registration to the EU Sustainable Energy Week Policy Conference 2018 is open. It will take place from 5 to 7 June 2018 in Brussels and all over Europe.  The Policy Conference is the most important European conference dedicated to sustainable energy policy issues. Sessions organised by the European Commission and energy stakeholders debate new policy developments, […]

Commission approves six electricity capacity mechanisms to ensure security

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules electricity capacity mechanisms in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Poland today. The Commission found that the measures will contribute to ensuring security of supply whilst preserving competition in the Single Market. “Capacity mechanisms can help to safeguard security of electricity supply, but they must be […]

Launch of the EU public consultation on the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework

Have your say on how the EU budget should be spent ? Until the 8th March, European Commission has launched public consultations on several policy areas, like Energy, regarding the next generation of financial programmes for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, the EU’s long–term budget. The Commission’s proposals will be designed to make it possible for the EU […]

The Commission launches the EU Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV)

The European Commission launches EU Energy Poverty Observatory on 29th January in Brussels, which  will providestakeholders and the wider public with information on the objectives and instruments of the Observatory and be an opportunity to obtain feedback on their expectations of it. It will feature the participation of the Commission’s Vice-President for the Energy Union Maroš […]

Commission unveils Action Plan for the Planet: Clean Energy Transition is here to stay

  Two years after the Paris Agreement, the Energy Union is firmly in the lead in fighting climate change. To that end the Commission announced a series of initiatives for a modern and clean economy at the One Planet Summit in Paris today, among them clean energy transition is one of the key initiatives. France has […]

EU must adapt the energy infrastructure to the needs of the future energy system

Today the European Commission (EC) has presented the Third Report on the State of the Energy Union that shows that Europe’s transition to a low-carbon society is becoming the new reality on EU’s ground. However, it also confirms that energy transition is not possible without adapting the infrastructure to the needs of the future energy system. […]

Public consultation on priorities for Network Codes and Guidelines for 2018

The European Commission has opened a public consultation to consult stakeholders on priorities of network codes for electricity until the 20th December 2017. The consultation is opened to public authorities, Member States authorities, private organisations, industry associations, SMEs, Consultancies, other relevant stakeholders and Citizens (inside and outside of the European Union). The European Commission has to establish […]

The State of the Union 2017: A resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker yesterday delivered his 2017 State of the Union Address, before the Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, presenting “a resilient Energy Union” as one of his priorities for the year ahead and outlining his vision for how the European Union could evolve by 2025. “As we look to the […]

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