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December 2013

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October 2013

September 2013

July 2013

June 2013

 

30 May 2013

  • Renewable Energy: Belgium and Estonia called upon to comply with EU renewable energy rules
  • Energy Commissioner Oettinger welcomes Parliament adoption of offshore legislation
  • Commission plans to support development of "smarter cities"
  • Commission publishes Communication on energy technologies and innovation
  • Join Council of European Energy Regulators Customer Conference

 

11 April 2013

  • The Lech Energy Forum, 11 and 12 april 2013
  • Commissioner Oettinger met Foreign Minister of Iceland Skarphédinsson
  • The EU Internal Energy Market Conference was a success
  • Commission moves forward on climate and energy towards 2030

21 March 2013

  • 8 April - Internal energy market conference: Application deadline 2 April
  • Commission refers Poland and Cyprus to the Court of Justice
  • Commissioner Oettinger welcomes Parliament adoption of the Energy Infrastructure Regulation

 

08 March 2013

  • Energy Council
  • Commissioner Oettinger welcomes political agreement on offshore legislation
  • Internal energy market: Lithuania called upon to comply with EU internal market rules

 

07 February 2013

  • Commissioner Oettinger at World Economic Forum in Davos
  • Nuclear: New cooperation mechanism established between the EU and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • Georgia wants to become full member of Energy Community
  • 1st EU - Norway Energy Conference

24 January 2013

  • Internal energy market: Commission refers Bulgaria, Estonia and the United Kingdom to Court for failing to fully transpose EU rules
  • Energy Efficiency in Buildings – the Commission asks Bulgaria, Greece, Italy and Portugal to adopt national measures on energy efficiency in buildings
  • Renewable Energy: Commission sends Reasoned Opinions to Latvia and The Netherlands
  • Inauguration of ITER Headquaters
  • Commissioner Oettinger welcomes ratification of TANAP gas pipeline agreement

17 December 2012

  • Agreement reached to connect Bulgarian and Serbian gas transmission systems by the end of 2015
  • Commission welcomes decision to grant Moldova more time for energy legislation
  • The EU-US Energy Council. Joint Press Statement
  • Commissioner Oettinger welcomes faster decisions on infrastructure
  • State aid: Commission opens two in-depth inquiries into Italian support measures in energy sector in Sardinia
  • Internal energy market: Commission refers Poland and Finland to Court for failing to fully transpose EU rules

29 November 2012

  • Commissioner Oettinger welcomes faster decisions on infrastructure
  • European Investment Bank provides EUR 155m to support renewable energy investment in Ireland
  • EIB and Aquitaine Region commit €800m for sustainable development and energy efficiency
  • Internal energy market: Commission refers Poland and Finland to Court for failing to fully transpose EU rules
  • State aid: Commission opens two in-depth inquiries into Italian support measures in energy sector in Sardinia
  • TNCEIP set to continue two more years

15 November 2012

  • It's time to complete the internal energy market
  • EU adopted the Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency
  • Internal energy market: Commission refers Poland and Slovenia to Court for failing to fully transpose EU rules
  • New Tyre labels in the EU

18 October 2012

  • New Commission proposal to minimise the climate impacts of biofuel production
  • Commissioner Oettinger welcomes Council adoption of the Decision on the intergovernmental agreements' mechanism
  • Nuclear stress tests: confirmation of high safety standards but need for further improvement
  • Commissioner Oettinger welcomes final adoption of Energy Efficiency Directive
  • Commissioner Oettinger welcomes the signature of the political agreement on TAP

13 September 2012

  • Commissioner Oettinger welcomes European Parliament vote on intergovernmental agreements The European Parliament adopted in first reading the Energy Efficiency Directive Commission publishes new studies on unconventional gas Commission adopted rules on gas congestion management
  • The European Parliament adopted in first reading the Energy Efficiency Directive
  • Commission publishes new studies on unconventional gas
  • Commission adopted rules on gas congestion management

12 July 2012

  • 17 July - Information Day on the process of identifying Projects of Common Interest (PCI) in energy infrastructure
  • Commission launches innovation partnership for Smart Cities and Communities
  • 19 July – Consumer Conference in Madrid

5 July 2012

  • Commissioner Oettinger welcomes decision on "Nabucco West" pipeline
  • Commissioner Oettinger welcomes TANAP gas pipeline agreements
  • Renewable energy: national legislation in 4 Member States still not in line with EU rules
  • Internal energy market: national legislation in 3 Member States is still not fully in line with EU rules
  • EU Sustainable Energy Week: Commission presented financing opportunities for renewables
  • EU-OPEC Energy Dialogue, Ninth Meeting
  • Job vacancy: ACER is looking for the Head of Gas Department

14 June 2012

  • State aid: Commission approves UK renewable heat incentive scheme for Northern Ireland
  • Smart meters: consumer profiling will track much more than energy consumption if not properly safeguarded, says the EDPS
  • Renewables: Commission confirms market integration and the need for growth beyond 2020
  • The EU gas market: the Commission calls on France to revise its system of regulated prices for non-household users
  • Internal energy market: Poland called upon to comply with EU legislation

31 May 2012

  • European Sustainable Energy Week on 18-22 June – registration still open
  • The European Commission convened a roundtable on EU refining industry
  • Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of controlling stake in German wind farm Borkum Riffgrund I by Boston Holding

4 May 2012

  • EU nuclear stress tests: Technical report and additional plant visits agreed
  • Nuclear Safety: Greek, Polish and Portuguese legislation is not in line with EU law
  • Energy performance of buildings: Commission refers Italy to Court
  • Conference on Eco-industries’ potential for growth, jobs and sustainability
  • EU proposals for cutting energy consumption through greater efficiency

19 April 2012

  • "Energising Development": Commission's new initiative to help achieve energy access for all by 2030
  • Thematic Network on Critical Energy Infrastructure Protection (TNCEIP) discusses Contingency Planning in the energy sector
  • NER 300 sales strengthened by EIB membership of EEX and ICE
  • Winners of 2012 GreenBuilding and GreenLight Awards

22 March 2012

  • Smart Energy and Sustainable ICT Conference: will take place on 3-4 May in Brussels: Registration will open end of March
  • Renewable energy: Finnish, Greek and Polish legislation still not in line with EU rules
  • Energy Labelling: Commission urges Czech Republic and Poland to adopt consumer-friendly legislation
  • Energy: Commission paves the way for massive roll-out of smart metering systems
  • Responses to the public consultation "Renewable Energy Strategy"
  • Watch the new video "Energy efficiency: Doing more with less"

8 March 2012

  • Internal energy market: national legislation in 8 Member States still not in line with EU rules
  • Energy Labelling: Commission urges Cyprus, Romania and Italy to adopt consumer-friendly legislation
  • What has the EU done after the Fukushima accident? Q&A
  • New publication: "Energy Roadmap 2050"
  • New publication on key energy issues: "THINK Half-way and Beyond"
  • Public consultation on the establishment of the annual priority lists for the development of network codes and guidelines for 2013 and beyond; deadline 16/04
  • Call for Tenders: Service contract regarding the development and implementation of a digital multi-camera surveillance system; deadline 4/05

23 February 2012

  • Digital Agenda: EU funded project helps citizens compare and reduce their energy consumption via TV, PC and social networks applications
  • The Energy Council discussed trans-European energy infrastructure
  • Europe and India signed Joint Declaration on Energy
  • Call for expression of interest for the position of Director of the Energy Community Secretariat
  • Corrigendum to the Call for Tenders for support of biofuels deployment
  • Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) : Sustainable Energy Europe Awards 2012; deadline 29/02
  • Public consultation on financial support for energy efficiency in buildings; deadline 18/05

02 February 2012

  • EU gas market: Commission refers Ireland and the United Kingdom to Court to ensure European law is properly implemented
  • EESC gives new momentum to European energy policy
  • On a recent study on shalegas
  • Call for tenders for Support to biofuels deployment. Deadline 9 March
  • Call for proposals under the Implementation Plan of Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking. Deadline 24 May

19 January 2012

  • EIB finances energy efficiency in the home
  • Cyber Security on the agenda of the Thematic Network on Critical Energy Infrastructure Protection (TNCEIP)
  • About Intelligent Energy Europe Programme
  • 30 January will be TEN-E Information Day. Registration is open until 25 January
  • Call for proposals 2012 for Intelligent Energy Europe Programme

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