Press releases


Commissioner Oettinger welcomes TANAP gas pipeline agreements

European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 June 2012 EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger welcomed today's signature of the Inter Government Agreement and the Host Government Agreement to implement the Trans-Anatolia Gas Pipeline (TANAP): "Europe is now a step closer to its aim to get gas directly from Azerbaijan and the...


Commissioner Oettinger welcomes decision on "Nabucco West" pipeline

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 June 2012 Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger welcomes today's decision of the Shah Deniz Consortium (Azerbaijan) for the "Nabucco West" pipeline. "With this pre-selection, we are a step closer to getting gas directly from Azerbaijan and other countries in the Caspian region.


EU-OPEC Energy Dialogue, Ninth Meeting

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 28 June 2012 Joint Conclusion The ninth Ministerial-level meeting of the energy dialogue between the European Union (EU) and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) took place in Brussels today.


European Commission: building blocks towards economic growth

MEMO Brussels, 27 June 2012 European Commission On 28th and 29th June, EU leaders will come together at the European Council to agree on a comprehensive package of measures to boost growth and jobs in the European Union, a "Compact for Growth And Jobs".


Renewable energy: national legislation in 4 Member States still not in line with EU rules

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 June 2012 Increasing the share of renewable energy to 20% in the EU energy consumption by 2020 relies on the commitment of Member States to fully implement the requirements of EU legislation.


Internal energy market: national legislation in 3 Member States is still not fully in line with EU rules

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 June 2012 Opening energy markets for competition is key to competitiveness of the EU economy as a whole. An efficient, interconnected and transparent European internal energy market will also offer consumers a choice between different companies supplying gas and electricity and will make the...


EU Sustainable Energy Week: Commission will present financing opportunities for renewables

European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 June 2012 Between 18 and 22 June 2012, an estimated 150,000 people across Europe will discuss energy efficiency and renewables during the seventh edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week.


EU Sustainable Energy Week 2012: FAQ and programme

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 18 June 2012 What is the EUSEW? Now in its seventh edition, the EU Sustainable Energy Week (18 to 22 June 2012) is the core annual event of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign, which features activities dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions.