Press releases

28/06/2013

EU Commission welcomes decision on gas pipeline: Door opener for direct link to Caspian Sea

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 June 2013 The European Commission welcomed today's final selection of the pipeline delivering Azeri gas to Europe. The Consortium of the Shah Deniz II gas field, who holds the license for exploiting the 16 bcm/year gas reserves, has chosen the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) to...

24/06/2013

Sustainable Energy Europe (SEE) Awards and the ManagEnergy Local Energy Award Ceremony 2013

Günther OETTINGER EU Commissioner for Energy Opening of EU Sustainable Energy Week 2013/Brussels 24 June 2013 First of all, welcome to each and every one in this wonderful theatre. Thank you for coming! Let me quote a recent headline1 "90% of investors say … sustainability reports are essential".

21/06/2013

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2013: FAQ and main features

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 21 June 2013 What is the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)? Now in its eighth edition, the EU Sustainable Energy Week - 24 to 28 June 2013 features activities dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions.

20/06/2013

June infringements package: main decisions

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 20 June 2013 June June AGRICULTURE EDUCATION & CULTURE EMPLOYMENT & social affairs ENERGY ENVIRONMENT HEALTH & CONSUMER POLICY INTERNAL MARKET & SERVICES JUSTICE TAXATION & CUSTOMS UNION TRANSPORT AT 1 BE 2 1 3 BG 1 CY 1 1 CZ 1 1 DE 1 1...

20/06/2013

Internal gas market: the Commission takes Poland to Court over regulated gas prices for business consumers

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 June 2013 Today, the European Commission decided to refer Poland to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to comply with the EU internal energy market rules. Under the Gas Directive (2009/73/EC) prices should primarily be determined by supply and demand.

20/06/2013

Energy efficiency in buildings: Commission refers Portugal to Court for failing to transpose EU rules

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 June 2013 The European Commission is referring Portugal to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to transpose the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Directive. Under this directive, Member States must establish and apply minimum energy performance requirements for all buildings, ensure...

13/06/2013

EU Nuclear Stress Tests: Legally binding reviews every six years

European Commission Press release Brussels, 13 June 2013 The safety of nuclear energy production is vital for all Europeans. Rigorous safety provisions help ensure that accidents like Fukushima will not happen in Europe. They also guarantee the most efficient response should a nuclear emergency nevertheless occur.

13/06/2013

New Nuclear Safety Directive

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 13 June 2013 What is new in the directive? The proposal substantially strengthens the provisions of the existing directive. It: introduces EU-wide safety objectives; sets up a European system of peer reviews of nuclear installations; increases transparency on nuclear safety matters; strengthens the role and independence...

06/06/2013

TTE (Energy) Council, 7 June 2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 6 June 2013 The 3243rd meeting of the Council of the European Union (transport, telecommunications and energy) will be held on 7 June 2013 in Luxembourg. The meeting will start with the presentation of the progress report on the proposed Directive relating to the quality of petrol...

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