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04 Dec
2018

Energy Council adopted new rules on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Governance

Today, the revised Energy Efficiency Directive, the revised Renewable Energy Directive and the new Governance Regulation were formally adopted at today’s Transport, Telecommunications & Energy Council, following on from the strong support that all three dossiers got from MEPs at last month’s European Parliament Plenary session.

04 Dec
2018

A complete transformation of our global energy economy is needed

In this way, António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, justified yesterday at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 24) in Katowice the importance of a cleaner and greener energy system to successfully combat climate change.

23 Nov
2018

Political agreement to improve the EU’s risk preparedness in the electricity sector

Yesterday five out of the eight legislative proposals of the 2016 Clean Energy for All Europeans package have been politically agreed by the co-legislators in Brussels, which means that “Europeans will be better protected against black-outs and will ensure that all Member States put in place appropriate tools to prevent, prepare for

22 Nov
2018

New electricity transmission line in Bulgaria thanks to EU supported project

On 22nd November, the works of a new 100 km electricity line connecting the Bulgarian cities of Dobrudja and Burgas, supported by the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for Energy programme, were started. The new line will reinforce the Bulgarian electricity network and enhance the security of supply to households

21 Nov
2018

Discussing clean energy transition at the SET Plan conference

 The 11th annual conference of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) took place this week (20-21 November) in Vienna, with the aim to examine and discuss different views for a successful energy transition. This year, it was co-organised by the Austrian Presidency and the AIT Austrian Institute of

16 Nov
2018

EUSEW 2019: Shaping Europe’s Energy Future

“Shaping Europe’s Energy Future: moving towards carbon free electricity by 2050” will be the theme of the European Sustainable Energy Week 2019 (EUSEW19), which will take place 17-21 June in Brussels, as announced yesterday the European Commission. This theme aims at meeting the targets of Paris Agreement and EU’s long-term

13 Nov
2018

European Parliament approved key files of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package

Today European Parliament completed the parliamentary approval of half of the eight legislative proposals in the 2016 Clean Energy for All Europeans package, which means new rules on renewables, energy efficiency and the governance of the Energy Union. An important step in enabling the European Union and its Member States

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