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24 Jan
2019

EU invests almost €800 million in priority energy infrastructure with major cross-border benefits

Yesterday, the EU Member States voted to invest almost €800 million in key European energy infrastructure projects with major cross-border benefits. The EU funding comes from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the European support programme for trans-European infrastructure.

18 Dec
2018

Consultation on the list of electricity PCIs

In order to obtain the public’s views on the pertinence and added value of the proposed projects for the upcoming Union list of Projects of Common Interest, a consultation was launched on 22 November 2018 by the European Commission. It will be open until the 28th of February 2019.

17 Dec
2018

EU plays instrumental role in making the Paris Agreement operational

The UN climate conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland, concluded last 15 December with the adoption of a clear rulebook to make the Paris Agreement on climate change work in practice across the world, which was “the EU’s top objective in these negotiations”. 

12 Dec
2018

EU co-legislators endorsed the proposal to enhance the role of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)

The Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete welcomed yesterday the provisional political agreement on a proposal to enhance the role of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) in the energy market and in the area of security of supply.

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.