January infringements package: main decisions
European Commission MEMO Brussels, 23 January 2014 January January In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law.
Renewable Energy: Commission refers Ireland to Court for failing to transpose EU rules
European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 January 2014 The European Commission is referring Ireland to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to fully transpose the Renewable Energy Directive. The Directive aims at ensuring a 20% share of renewable energy in the EU by 2020.
2030 climate and energy goals for a competitive, secure and low-carbon EU economy
European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 January 2014 A reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27%, renewed ambitions for energy efficiency policies, a new governance system and a set of new indicators to ensure...
Questions and answers on the proposed market stability reserve for the EU emissions trading system
European Commission MEMO Brussels, 22 January 2014 What has the Commission proposed today concerning the EU ETS? The Commission has presented a legislative proposal to establish a market stability reserve for the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), as part of the 2030 framework for climate and energy policies.
Questions and answers on 2030 framework on climate and energy
European Commission MEMO Brussels, 22 January 2014 Why does the EU need a new climate and energy framework for the period up to 2030? The European Commission is today proposing a framework which provides predictable and certain energy and climate objectives applicable beyond 2020 and up to 2030.
Commission publishes report on "Energy Economic Development in Europe"
European MEMO Brussels, 22 January 2014 Commission Energy is an important issue in the macroeconomic surveillance of Member States. It affects the macroeconomic performance through several channels, the main one being the link to competitiveness, since energy costs affect the production costs of industries and services, as well as the...
Questions and answers on the price report
European Commission MEMO Brussels, 22 January 2014 Why is the Commission presenting this study now? Rising energy prices are a major concern for European governments, citizens and businesses and they affect Europe's global competitiveness.
Questions and Answers on an action plan to support the development of blue energy
European Commission MEMO Brussels, 20 January 2014 What is blue energy? Blue energy – or ocean energy - covers all technologies to harvest the renewable energy of our seas and oceans other than offshore wind (a Communication on offshore wind energy has already been adopted in 2008).