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No 55.  Weekly. 20 June 2003  

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Direct link to Green Paper on Security of Energy Supply
Green Paper on Energy

Direct link to the White Paper on European Transport Policy

White Paper 
on Transport 

EU unveils vision for the energy source of the 21st century: hydrogen and fuel cell technology

Fuel cells agreement: EU and US forge links to provide sustainable energy sources for the future

European Commission sets up an Independent Group of Experts on accidents in the transport sector

The Court of Justice declares a very high Danish charge on the registration of new motor vehicles compatible with the EC Treaty

CALL FOR TENDERS

Renewable energies in the web site of Energy & Transport DG
                     

The Report of the High Level group on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells  
                     

Speech of Loyola de Palacio at the Brussels conference on Hydrogen
                     

EU unveils vision for the energy source of the 21st century: hydrogen and fuel cell technology

Could most people in Europe be driving cars fuelled by hydrogen in just a few decades time? Does hydrogen represent the new frontier of global energy and transport? The report on "Hydrogen and fuel cells a vision for our future" presented on 16 June by a high-level expert group to the Commission, sets out scenarios for the widespread use of this clean technology of the future. The report, discussed by Commission President Romano Prodi, Vice-President and Energy and Transport Commissioner Loyola de Palacio and Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin at a major conference in Brussels, recommends launching a Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Technology Platform to bring together key players in this sector. The Platform should provide the basis for an effective public-private business partnership, and identify research and development, and deployment priorities for the future. The report also highlights the need for a range of regulatory, fiscal and financial measures to help make an everyday reality of the hydrogen technology and its many potential uses.

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The CUTE project in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 
                     

The fuel cells bus club web site 
                     

Fuel Cells in the web site of Research DG
                     

Fuel cells agreement: EU and US forge links to provide sustainable energy sources for the future

In the transition to a hydrogen economy, fuel cells could provide the planet with a sustainable energy supply to replace rapidly diminishing fossil fuels. Turning this vision into a reality took a further step forward on 16 June with the signing of a EU-US co-operation agreement on fuel cells technology. The agreement brokered by European Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin and the US Secretary or Energy, Mr. Spencer Abraham, aims to strengthen research links, by bringing together EU and US researchers from both the public and private sectors. Key challenges for fuel cells to become commercially competitive are cost reductions, improved performance and durability. Research and technological development will explore how these barriers can be overcome. The Commission and the US Government will discuss shortly joint EU-US research projects in this field.. 

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The independent group of Experts in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 
                     

The decision of the Commission on the IGE 
                     

European Commission sets up an Independent Group of Experts on accidents in the transport sector

The Commission has announced on 16 June its decision to set up a "Group of Experts to advise the Commission on a strategy for dealing with accidents in the transport sector". Independent technical investigations into transport accidents, aimed at establishing the root causes of such accidents, could improve safety by helping to prevent them. The role of the Group of Experts shall be to advise the Commission on the need to improve existing legislation, and, where necessary, to bring forward new initiatives for all modes of transport, including the transport of energy (oil and gas pipelines).  

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Road Transport in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 
                     

The web site of the Court of Justice                      

The Court of Justice declares a very high Danish charge on the registration of new motor vehicles compatible with the EC Treaty

In January 1999, De Danske Bilimportrrer ("DBI"), a Danish association of car importers, purchased a new Audi vehicle for a total price of DKK 498 546 (EUR 67 152), including DKK 297 456 (EUR 40 066) in registration duty.The Court found that, in any event, the figures communicated by the national court as to the number of new vehicles registered in Denmark (between 78 453 and 169 492 per year between 1985 and 2000), and thus imported into that Member State, do not in any way show that the free movement of that type of goods between Denmark and the other Member States is impeded by the high level of the duty.

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CALL FOR TENDERS

In this section you will find the newest calls for tenders, calls for manifestation of interest and calls for proposals.


Contract notice:

18/06/2003
Monitoring the development of national transport policies and their impact on Community transport objectives

O.J. S 115-102750
Time-limit for receipt of tenders:  16/07/2003


18/06/2003
Identification of indicators to assess the implementation of the White Paper on European transport policy

O.J. S 115-102747
Time-limit for receipt of tenders:  14/07/2003


18/06/2003
A services contract (framework contract) to provide legal, economic and technical support for bi-lateral relations between the EU and third countries in the field of air transport

O.J. S 115-102746
Time-limit for receipt of tenders:  28/07/2003


18/06/2003
Annual energy and transport review for 2003 and 2004

O.J. S 115-102744
Time-limit for receipt of tenders:  16/07/2003


14/06/2003
Acceptance criteria and assessment methodologies for safety certificates delivered in accordance with Directive 2001/14/EC, Article 32

O.J. S 113-100971
Time-limit for receipt of tenders:  14/07/2003


12/06/2003
Transport accounts in the Community (methods to estimate marginal costs of transport infrastructure use)

O.J. S 111-099147
Time-limit for receipt of tenders:  07/07/2003


07/06/2003
A services contract (framework contract) to provide technical support to the industry consultation process of the Single European Sky (air traffic management)

O.J. S 109-097181
Time-limit for receipt of tenders:  02/07/2003


03/06/2003
Evolution of the DATEX technical specifications

O.J. S 105-093550
Time-limit for receipt of tenders:  30/06/2003


22/05/2003 
Development of a European radionavigation plan

O.J. S 98-087571
Time-limit for receipt of tenders:  19/06/2003


20/05/2003 
Analysis of the network capacities and possible congestion of the electricity transmission networks within the accession countries

O.J. S 96-085985
Time-limit for receipt of tenders:  24/06/2003


02/05/2003
Towards passenger intermodality in the EU

O.J. S 75-075386
Time-limit for receipt of tenders: 05/06/2003 10/07/2003
Corrigendum:
O.J. S 100-089155

 

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