Preparation of the Energy Council, 3 December 2012
European Commission MEMO Brussels, 30 November 2012 The Energy Council under the Cyprus Presidency will be held on 3 December 2012 in Brussels. Energy Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger will represent the European Commission.
EESC president argues for urgent EU action to eradicate energy poverty
29 November 2012 The EU must step up its efforts to combat fuel poverty which affects a growing number of EU citizens, according to Staffan Nilsson, president of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). He also attributed energy price rises to incomplete internal market integration.
European Investment Bank provides EUR 155m to support renewable energy investment in Ireland
PRESS RELEASE 28 November 2012 Renewable energy generation from onshore wind farms across Ireland will be significantly increased using a EUR 155 million loan to Bord Gáis from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The EIB support will contribute to the construction and operation of six onshore wind farms, in Counties...
Commissioner Oettinger welcomes faster decisions on infrastructure
European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 November 2012 Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Energy said: "This is really a breakthrough and will give a big push to much needed infrastructure: Rather than waiting up to 12 years or longer for a permit, developers of crucial cross-border infrastructure - such as...
EIB and Aquitaine Region commit €800m for sustainable development and energy efficiency
PRESS RELEASE Thursday 22 November 2012 Today, Thursday 22 November 2012, the commitment of €800m for education, sustainable development and renewable energy was announced by the Aquitaine Region and the European Investment Bank (EIB), following a signing ceremony held at the Aquitaine Regional Council presided over by Alain Rousset, President of...
Internal energy market: Commission refers Poland and Finland to Court for failing to fully transpose EU rules
European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 November 2012 The European Commission is referring Poland and Finland to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to fully transpose the EU internal energy market rules. To date Poland has transposed the Gas Directive into national law only partially.
November infringements package: main decisions
European Commission MEMO Brussels, 21 November 2012 November November CLIMATE ACTION EMPLOYMENT ENERGY INDUSTRY & ENTREPRENEURSHIP ENVIRONMENT HOME AFFAIRS INTERNAL MARKET & SERVICES TRANSPORT HEALTH& CONSUMER POLICY TAXATION & CUSTOMS UNION AT 2 BE 1 1 2 BG 1 1 CY 2 CZ 1 1 DE 1 1 EL 3...
State aid: Commission opens two in-depth inquiries into Italian support measures in energy sector in Sardinia
European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 November 2012 The European Commission has opened two separate in-depth investigations under EU state aid rules regarding public support measures in the region of Sulcis-Iglesiente in Sardinia, Italy.
"Energising" Africa for a sustainable development
European Commission Andris Piebalgs European Commissioner for Development Conference of Energy Ministers of Africa (CEMA) / Addis Ababa 16 November 2012 Ministers, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Africa is on the move. This message is both true and widely understood.
It's time to complete the internal energy market
European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 November 2012 An efficient, interconnected and transparent European internal energy market will offer citizens and businesses secure and sustainable energy supplies at lowest possible cost.