Communiqués de presse

27/03/2013

Questions and Answers: Green Paper on a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies English (en)

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 March 2013 What are the key objectives of this framework? The key objectives are to reducing greenhouse gas emission, securing energy supply and supporting growth, competitiveness and jobs through a high technology, cost efficient approach.

27/03/2013

Renewable energy progress report English (en)

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 March 2013 What are the EU Renewable Energy targets? The Renewable Energy Directive adopted in 2009 sets binding targets for renewable energy. It focuses on achieving a 20% share of renewable energy in the EU overall energy consumption by 2020.

27/03/2013

Commission moves forward on climate and energy towards 2030 English (en)

European Press release Brussels, 27 March 2013 Commission The European Commission today took the first step towards developing a 2030 framework for EU climate change and energy policies. It adopted a Green Paper which launches a public consultation on the content of the 2030 framework.

27/03/2013

Consultative Communication on the future of Carbon Capture and Storage in Europe English (en)

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 March 2013 What is Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)? Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a set of technologies that captures the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from industrial plants based on fossil fuels, transports it to a suitable storage site and stores it in underground...

21/03/2013

Commissioner Oettinger welcomes Council adoption of the Energy Infrastructure Regulation English (en)

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 March 2013 Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Energy said today: "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...

21/03/2013

March infringements package: main decisions English (en)

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 21 March 2013 March March EMPLOYMENT ENERGY ENVIRONMENT INTERNAL MARKET & SERVICES TRANSPORT BE X X BG X CY X IT X MT X PL X PT X X RO X SI X In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal...

21/03/2013

Renewable Energy: Commission refers Poland and Cyprus to Court for failing to transpose EU rules English (en)

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 March 2013 The European Commission is referring Poland and Cyprus to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to transpose the Renewable Energy Directive. The Directive aims at ensuring a 20% share of renewable energy in the EU by 2020.

21/03/2013

Internal energy market: Commission refers Romania to Court for failing to fully transpose EU rules English (en)

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 March 2013 The European Commission is referring Romania to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to fully transpose the EU internal energy market rules. To date, Romania has only partially transposed the Electricity and Gas Directives.

12/03/2013

Commissioner Oettinger welcomes Parliament adoption of the Energy Infrastructure Regulation English (en)

European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 March 2013 Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Energy said today: "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...

07/03/2013

Two years after Fukushima – nuclear safety in Europe English (en)

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 7 March 2013 Immediately after the accident in the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan on March 11, 2011, the European Union decided to reassess the level of nuclear safety in all nuclear power plants in the EU.