No 225 - Weekly - 11 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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  7-8 June: Energy   Council

5 June:  Turkey and the EU: Together for a European Energy Policy; conference in Istanbul


State Aid legislation 

State Aid in the web site of Energy & Transport DG
Commission authorises Belgium to support intermodal transport by Flemish inland waterways

The European Commissiondecided on 10 May not to raise any objections to Belgian State aid aimed at shifting container transport from road to inland waterways. Under the new scheme, a subsidy will be granted per each container transhipped to an inland container terminal from or to an inland waterway vessel.

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State Aid legislation 

State Aid in the web site of Energy & Transport DG
Commission authorises Czech State aid to support purchase of new railway rolling stock

The European Commission decided on 10 May not to raise any objections to the aid scheme proposed by Italian authorities to compensate motorway toll costs imposed on road hauliers. The scheme is a result of the mandatory diversion of traffic from the Lake Maggiore trunk road to the motorway.

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State Aid legislation 

State Aid in the web site of Energy & Transport DG
Commission gives green light for State aid to protect Lake Maggiore area in Piedmont Region

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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Ten-T days on the web site of Energy & Transport DG

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

The European Commission organises a two-day information event to present the new Trans-European Transport Network Programme for the years 2007-2013. The so-called "TEN-T Days", opened today, host around 400 participants from all over Europe. It offers a unique opportunity to discuss the results achieved so far and to learn about further prospects and possibilities under the new programme.

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

Commissioner Piebalgs opens the first Latvian agency of the Intelligent Energy programme

Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs inaugurated the first energy agency in Latvia, which was supported by the European Commission Intelligent Energy Europe programme. The programme supports the establishment of new regional or local energy agencies in order to help public authorities, and their communities, improve their energy efficiency and make the most of locally based renewable energy resources.

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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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