No 224 - Weekly - 04 May 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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  7-11 May: 15th European Biomass Conference, Berlin

7-8 June: Energy   Council


Maritime Policy in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

The future maritime policy of the EU: a European vision of oceans and seas: speech by Vice-President Jacques Barrot

Speech by European Commission Vice-President in charge of transport at the European conference on "The future maritime policy of the EU: a European vision of oceans and seas" in Bremen, Germany.

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The TEN-T  in the web site of energy & Transport DG 

TEN-T Days: All you want to know about trans-European transport networks

The European Commission will organise on the 10 and 11 May an information event to present the new Trans-European Transport Network Programme for the years 2007-2013. It offers a unique opportunity to discuss the results achieved so far and to learn about further prospects and possibilities under the new programme. There will be no long speeches, but up-to-date information, success stories, testimonials and open questions to the speakers. Alongside the conference, an exhibition will present completed and future TEN-T projects with stands and information materials.

Please note that the conference is already fully booked, however you can follow it online here.



Biofuels in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Driving the Sustainable Fuel Market: European Commission Launches Biofuels Public Consultation

The European Commission launched a public consultation on "biofuel issues in the new legislation on the promotion of renewable energy", addressing issues such as how to achieve a 10% biofuel share and how to ensure environmental sustainability. The consultation follows upon the recently adopted Energy Policy for Europe. This included a proposal for a binding 20% target for the overall share of renewable energy by 2020 and a binding 10% target for the share of biofuels in transport. The consultation is aimed at helping the Commission draft proposals on incorporating these targets into legislation.

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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
European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan)


Biofuel issues in the new legislation on the promotion of renewable energy








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
Study: analysis of the implementation of the new security rules for high consequence dangerous goods and determination whether they are effective OJ S 69-083624 25/05/2007
Study on European GNSS Supervisory Authority's performance monitoring and analysis facility OJ S 68-082359 22/05/2007
Benchmarking and guidelines for streamlined authorisation processes for bioenergy installations OJ S 65-078722 21/05/2007
Traffic flow: scenario, traffic forecast and analysis of traffic on the TEN-T, taking into consideration the external dimension of the Union OJ S 58-070773 01/06/2007
Priority Interconnection Plan: methodology for the selection and implementation of projects of European interest  

OJ S 73-088490

Analytical support for monitoring the implementation of the major transnational transport axes connecting the EU and its neighbours OJ S 69-083633 29/06/2007

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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