No 209 - Weekly - 19 January 2007



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Commission proposes an integrated energy and climate change package to cut emissions for the 21st Century 

Mid-term review of the 2001 Transport White Paper
Mid-term review of the 2001 Transport White Paper

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  29/1/07 - 02/02/07 Sustainable Energy Week

08/03/07- 09/03/07

Spring European Council


Nuclear issues in DG TREN website

The Commission and the International Atomic Energy Agency meet to reinforce mutual cooperation

The High Level Liaison Committee for the implementation of nuclear safeguards between the European Commission and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) met on January 18 in Vienna to discuss nuclear safeguards. Parties reviewed principal matters in relation to the implementation of safeguards in the EU and agreed to strengthen their cooperation on the basis of their respective roles. This will reinforce the effectiveness of mutual action, thereby contributing to the highest standards of nuclear safety, security and non-proliferation and help such high standards to be observed internationally.

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(21/12/2005) Commission proposes reinforced legislation on transfer of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel

  The Sixth ManagEnergy Annual Conference on Local Energy Action takes place in Brussels from 30 January to 1 February 2007 as part of EUSEW: The First EU Sustainable Energy Week - entitled "Take a week to change tomorrow!".

At the initiative of the European Commission, under the umbrella of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign, the European institutions, the German Presidency of the Council, public authorities from Italy, the regions of Brussels and Murcia, the city of Grenoble, and actors most relevant to sustainable energy such as ManagEnergy, EREC, Energie-CitÚs, Energy Globe, CCRE have joined efforts to organise the first EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) from 29 January to 4 February 2007.

The aim of the EU Sustainable Energy Week is to become the key annual reference point for sustainable energy issues in Europe. The EUSEW will feature major EU and international events covering most of the key topics related to sustainable energy development, so as to favour thematic integration and cross-fertilisation of the results of individual events, and to get the message over to the public that sustainable energy includes all sectors, working together with a common aim. The EUSEW is the first major initiative jointly undertaken by the European institutions and a wide array of private and public authorities. It will be held in Brussels and will include:

  • the EU RES policy conference
  • the EU conference on international co-operation on energy efficiency
  • the presentation of the Intelligent Energy - Europe II programme
  • the (Sixth) Annual ManagEnergy conference for local energy actors
  • the CONCERTO programme conference
  • the EU transport stakeholders' conference
  • the Energy Globe Award ceremony
  • other events proposed by entities such as CEMR, CECED and EuroElectric
  • Brussels Region will also organise their 'Energy Days' on the following weekend. The week will also include major events taking place outside of Brussels, namely Les Assises de l'Energie in Grenoble, France, the Building Directive Platform in Dublin and the Spanish Sustainable Energy Week in Murcia, Spain. Yet more events are in the pipeline...

    More information about the EU Sustainable Energy Week and a first opportunity to register for the different conferences and events to be held under its umbrella are now available on the EUSEW website (

    For a complete list of current public consultations please go to Consultations

    Public Consultations

    In this section you will find the newest calls for submissions to public consultations in fields of energy and transport.

    Topic of Consultation   Deadline
    Possible revision of Council Directive 94/56/EC of 21 November 1994


    GALILEO Green Paper on Satellite Navigation Applications








    For a complete list of current calls for tenders please log on Tenders Electronic Daily

    New Calls for Tenders

    The internet service of the DG for Energy and Transport has developed a web page announcing the Calls for tenders & Calls 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
    Work on preparatory studies for eco-design requirements of EuPs (II) and on stakeholder representation OJ S 1-000055 28/02/2007
    Employment and growth impacts of sustainable energies in the European Union OJ S 245-262361 05/02/2007

    Please note that the announcement of technical reports and documents recently produced in specific energy and transport sectors can be found on the "What's New" pages of the corresponding chapters of Energy and Transport on the EUROPA website.

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