State aid: Commission opens in-depth inquiry into support for energy-intensive companies benefitting from a reduced renewables surcharge
European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 December 2013 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to examine whether the reduction granted to energy-intensive companies on a surcharge for the financing of renewable energy sources in Germany (the so-called "EEG-surcharge") is compatible with EU state aid rules.
Gas from Azerbaijan: Commission welcomes final investment decision to extract gas pledged for Europe
European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 December 2013 The European Commission welcomed today's final investment decision (FID) on extracting gas from the Shah Deniz II gas field in Azerbaijan. With this long-awaited decision, it is confirmed that Europe will get 10 billion cubics metres (bcm) per year starting from end...
Preparation of the Energy Council, 12 December 2013
European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 December 2013 The last Energy Council under the Lithuanian Presidency will be held on 12th December 2013 in Brussels. Energy Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger will represent the European Commission.