No 156 - Weekly - 14 October 2005


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Green Paper on Energy

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Europe Direct


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12-13/10/2005: Mini-Plenary Session of the European Parliament in Brussels


19-21/10/2005: Public Private Partnerships in the Transport Summit


28-29/11/2005: First Annual Conference Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign 2005-2008


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Intermodal transport  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Marco Polo in the web site of Energy and Transport DG

Combined transport: Greece taken to Court  [ full text ]

The European Commission decided, on 12 Octobre to take Greece to the European Court of Justice for failure to respect EU legislation[1] on combined transport[2]. The aim of the infringed legislation is to develop combined transport as an alternative to road transport by, inter alia, banning any quotas or prior authorisations for combined transport operations between Member States.

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Maritime safety in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Sea Ports  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Port reception facilities to prevent maritime pollution: European Commission sends reasoned opinions to seven Member States  [ full text ]

The Commission sent on 12 October reasoned opinions – the last step before a formal complaint to the Court of Justice is lodged – to Belgium, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Slovenia for failure to respect EU legislation on the improvement of the availability and use of port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues.

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New and renewable energies  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

The Amsterdam Forum web site

The Commission, the Member States, and the Parliament, the industry and stakeholders gather together to discuss on sustainable energy  [ full text ]

The first meeting of the Sustainable Energy Forum is taking place on 13-14 October in Amsterdam, hosted by the Dutch authorities. This will be the first time that Member States, the European Parliament, the Commission, industry and stakeholders in the field of sustainable energy will gather. “The coming years will be a watershed period for both European and global energy policy as a result of a changing market. We will need to continue to develop and diversify our energy supply, and we should increase the efficiency of our energy systems,” said Commissioner Piebalgs.

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Oil issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Oil crisis: background note

Commissioner Piebalgs analyzes the global access to energy in the I Euro-American Energy Congress [ full text ]

"The world energy scene is constantly evolving. We have seen in the past year the reality of sharply growing demand in world markets. In fact, in 2004, there was the largest worldwide increase in oil demand ever. Many countries and regions, including Europe, are facing increased external supply dependence. Over the last few months oil prices have reached an all time high levels. In circumstances where there is a limited spare capacity, specific events, such as the war in Iraq and hurricanes Rita and Katrina, push prices ever higher. We can also see the negative effects of fuel speculation. As a consequence to all these factors, there are increasing concerns over the ability to match global energy demand and supply in the long term.", those were the opening words of the speech that Commissioner Piebalgs delivered on 11 October in the I Euro-American Energy Congress, that took place in Madrid.

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Managenergy web site

Intelligent Energy for Europe in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Almost 300 delgates attended the IEE Info Day [ full text ]

Almost 300 delgates attended the IEE Info Day, which occurred on 7 October in Brussels. The final programme included a general introduction into the 2005 Call for Proposals in the morning, a Partner Forum during the lunch break, and 5 workshops on the different areas of the programme in the afternoon. All presentations given during the Info Day can be downloaded from the EIE web site library section. Intelligent Energy – Europe (IEE) is a programme of the European Union for intelligent energy use and more renewables. It has a total budget of 250 million Euros, which is used to co-finance international projects, events, and the start-up of local or regional agencies in 4 main fields: Energy efficiency and rational use of energy, in particular in buildings and industry (SAVE); Promotion of new and renewable energy sources for electricity, heat, and biofuels (ALTENER); Energy aspects of transport, fuel diversification, biofuels and energy efficiency (STEER); Promotion of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency in developing countries (COOPENER);


This selection is not exhaustive. For a complete list of current calls for tenders please log on Tenders Electronic Daily

Calls for tender in web site of Energy & Transport DG

New Calls for Tender

The internet service of DG TREN has developed a new web page announcing the Call for tenders & Call for expression of interest concerning the Directorate General for Transport and Energy. In this new section you will find not only contract notices published in the Official Journal but also, prior information notices, calls for expressions of interest, and the list of contracting parties.



Time-limit for receipt of tenders

Creation of the European Radiation Protection Training and Education Platform

OJ S 186-183023


European non-destructive testing ALARA network

OJ S 186-183024


European ALARA Network for Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material-NORM

OJ S 186-183025


Repair and maintenance services of measuring apparatus

OJ S 182-179458


Study to prepare a revision of Directive 92/42/EEC on efficiency requirements and energy performance labels for new hot water boilers

OJ S 153-152322


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