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  • Common rules and Infrastructure needed to complete Energy Market

    An integrated EU energy market is the most cost-effective way to ensure secure and affordable supplies to EU citizens and mitigate climate change. A completed internal energy market could bring net economic benefits between 16 and 40 billion euros each year. Substantial progress has been achieved to date but in order to reap full benefits more investment is needed in strategic cross-border ...


    By European Commission

  • EU Energy Council, Brussels 4 March 2014

    In advance of the forthcoming Energy Council in Brussels on 4 March, I am writing to outline the agenda items to be discussed. There will be two policy debates at the Council. The first will be on the Commission’s communication on energy prices and costs in Europe, which analyses the impact of the decarbonisation of the energy sector on energy prices for households and industry. The ...

  • How the EU can progress towards an ‘Energy Union’

    The European Union has made progress in liberalising energy markets, and its global leadership on climate change is to be commended, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today as it released its review of EU energy policies. However, the new IEA report said there remains much room for improvement. It noted that much of the integration of Europe’s energy market ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • EU scientists confirm bio-energy accounting error

    A major carbon accounting flaw in EU legislation whereby biofuels used in transport and biomass used for power generation are counted as ‘zero emissions’ will have “immense” consequences for the environment. This is the key finding of a report published on Friday by the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency, a top EU advisory body (1) The report warns ...

  • EU Sets 2030 climate and energy goals

    A reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27%, renewed ambitions for energy efficiency policies, a new governance system and a set of new indicators to ensure a competitive and secure energy system. These are the pillars of the new EU framework on climate and energy for 2030 presented today by the European ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • European energy giants call for EU single energy market

    Two days before the first-ever EU summit on energy, twenty European companies and associations are calling on EU Heads of State to show the courage and vision to create a single market for electricity by 2015. The list of supporters includes some of the gioants of European clean energy technology. It comes just a few days before the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Single European Act on 17 ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Britain aims to rule the waves again

    (AXcess News) London - Britain prided itself on ruling the waves in the 19th century; they might once again in the 21st century. But not with its Navy. This time, Britain's chosen vessels are new technologies that convert the pounding of the waves and the ebbing of tides into the thrum of electricity. While still years behind other alternative-energy forms, wave and tidal power systems are ...


    By Axcess News

  • Sweden`s energy supply is now 50% renewable

    Sweden has reached the renewable energy target set in the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) eight years ahead of time. The EU target for Sweden is 49 percent in 2020 and the Swedish parliament has adopted a target of 50 percent in 2020. Last year 51 percent of Sweden’s energy supply was from renewable energy sources. Sweden has reached the renewable energy target set in the Renewable Energy ...

  • High wire act: improving the grid for renewable energy

    China, the United States, and the European Union take on transmission upgrades The European Union, China, and the United States have all made significant commitments to renewable energy deployment, at either the central or regional levels. But they all face a major challenge: how to integrate this power into the existing grids. As a ...

  • MEPs to consider new EC directive on renewable energy

    Spring brings renewal and this spring in parliament MEPs will be considering a new Commission directive on renewable energy. In March last year EU leaders set a target of 20% of energy from renewable sources like the wind and sea by 2020. Alongside greater energy efficiency and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions it is hoped these steps will mitigate climate change. In the first of our series ...


    By European Parliament

  • EC to boost energy efficiency and renewable energy in low-income households

    The European Commission has adopted a proposal which will, for the first time, enable all Member States and regions in the European Union to invest in energy-efficiency and renewable energy measures in housing, with the support of European Cohesion Policy funding. The measure, foreseen in the European Economic Recovery Plan presented last week, will be targeted at low-income households. In ...

  • Preparation for EU Environment Council, 3 March 2008

    The first Environment Council under the Slovenian presidency will take place in Brussels on 3 March 2008. Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas will represent the European Commission. The Council will hold policy debates on the Climate Action and Renewable Energy (CARE) package presented by the Commission in January and the proposed Regulation to reduce CO2 emissions from new cars. It is also ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • European Investment Bank renewable energy loans topped €2bn in 2007

    The European Investment Bank quadrupled its support last year for clean energy sources, signing loans of more than EUR 2 billion for renewable energy projects both inside and outside the European Union. The figure capped an exceptional year for the EIB, in which it met, and in some cases exceeded, ambitious lending goals in support of EU policy priorities. Total loans signed in 2007 came to EUR ...

  • Renewable energy distributed through integrated Europe-wide grid

    A new report makes recommendations on how to develop a fully integrated, pan-European grid that can secure reliable electricity for the future while incorporating more renewable energy. The EU has set a target which states that a 20 per cent share of energy should come from renewable sources by 2020 1. Electricity systems will have to incorporate more renewable energy from a variety of sources, ...

  • Less CO2 emissions with new diesel from renewable energy sources

    This week in Berlin, Daimler AG, Deutsche Post DHL, the energy group OMV, the Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG public transportation company, and the Finnish oil company Neste Oil took part in a discussion-oriented event titled “Diesel from renewable sources — A step toward zero-emission transportation?”. At the event, the companies presented the initial results of their joint pilot test project ...


    By Neste

  • Energy efficient lighting SME first UK company to be verified by EU green technology scheme

    An Edinburgh-based SME has become the first UK company to have its product's performance claims verified under an EU pilot scheme. Greengage Lighting Ltd, branded as 'AgriLamp', has achieved verification of the performance claims of its energy efficient ALIS (AgriLamp Induction System) lighting product through the European Commission's Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) pilot scheme. The ...

  • Renewable Heat Incentive to open for applications

    Businesses and communities across Britain will from Monday be able to apply for a heat tariff payment, ushering in a new era of clean green heat technology, Greg Barker said today. The world’s first Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will be open to applicants from Monday 28 November, providing payments for heat generated from renewable technologies including biomass boilers, solar thermal ...

  • EU lawmakers agree to phase out land-based biofuels

    The use of land-based biofuels as part of EU plans for the decarbonisation of transport will be restricted under a proposal endorsed by the European Parliament’s environment committee today. Transport & Environment cautiously welcomes the decision, which is expected to be approved by the full Parliament later this month, will limit at 7% the use of first-generation biofuels that can ...

  • EU seeks balanced progress to advance climate action at Warsaw conference

    At the UN climate change conference on 11-22 November in Warsaw the European Union is seeking a balanced package of decisions to advance international climate action. The decisions need to enhance the implementation of climate measures already agreed, advance work on deepening cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions before 2020 and prepare the ground for the adoption by 2015 of a new ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • European Commission Endorses Three French Initiatives To Produce More Than 2600 Megawatts In Renewable Energy

    The European Commission recently endorsed three French schemes to support solar and hydropower energy generators in France under EU state aid rules. The schemes will allow France to develop around 2600 megawatts of additional solar capacity and 60 megawatts of additional hydropower capacity. The two solar schemes together have a provisional budget of 439 million per year (or a total of 8.8 ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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