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21/02/2013

Commissioner Oettinger welcomes political agreement on offshore legislation

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 February 2013 Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Energy said: "I welcome this major step enhancing the safety of offshore oil and gas production in the EU. Past accidents have shown the devastating consequences when things go badly wrong offshore.

21/02/2013

Preparation of the Energy Council, 22 February 2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 21 February 2013 The first Energy Council under the Irish Presidency will be held on 22nd February 2013 in Brussels. Energy Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger will represent the European Commission.

21/02/2013

February infringements package: main decisions

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 21 February 2013 February February DIGITAL AGENDA EMPLOYMENT ENERGY INDUSTRY & ENTREPRENEURSHIP ENVIRONMENT JUSTICE TRANSPORT HEALTH & CONSUMER POLICY TAXATION & CUSTOMS UNION AT 1 BE 1 1 3 CY 1 1 DE 1 DK 1 EL 1 1 ES 1 1 FI 1 FR 1...

15/02/2013

Europe's cities and regions set out plans to make renewable energy a "major player" after 2020

Press Release The EU's Assembly of Regional and Local Representatives Brussels, 1 February 2013 The Committee of the Regions (CoR) has called on the EU to set its sights past 2020 and commit to developing a long-term strategy that enables renewable energy to become a real competitor and truly alternative...

13/02/2013

Commissioner Oettinger welcomes the signature of the intergovernmental agreement on TAP

European Commission Press release Brussels, 13 February 2013 EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger welcomed today's signature of a tri-lateral intergovernmental agreement (IGA) as an essential step in the preparation of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline project (TAP).

13/02/2013

Energy consumption EU27 energy dependence rate at 54% in 2011 Energy consumption down by 6% between 2008 and 2011

13 February 2013 The economic slowdown observed in the EU since the beginning of the financial crisis is also visible in the evolution of energy consumption. Gross inland energy consumption1 in the EU27 fell from a level of 1 800 million tonnes of oil equivalent2 (toe) in 2008, to 1...

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