No 230 - Weekly - 22 June 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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24-25 June: EU - Norway Energy Dialogue

5-6 July: International Biofuels Conference


Air transport and the environment in the web site of Energy and Transport DG

Commission and FAA launch transatlantic action plan to cut emissions

Jacques Barrot, European Commission Vice-President responsible for transport, and Marion Blakey, Administrator of the United States Federal Aviation Administration, launched on 18 June - in the presence of aircraft industry representatives - a transatlantic emission-reduction initiative called AIRE.

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Energy Efficiency Action Plan on the web site of Energy and Transport DG

Energy efficiency requirements for light bulbs and other energy-using products on track for adoption

The first meeting of the stakeholder Consultation Forum takes place on the 22 June in Brussels, a body that supports the Commission in establishing energy efficiency levels and other environmental requirements for energy-using products. Representatives of Member States, NGOs, industry and SME associations, standardisation bodies, and other stakeholders provided their input on the measures envisaged by the Commission under the Ecodesign directive to strengthen the energy efficiency of lighting equipment and other energy-using products. The Commission will also launch in the forthcoming days a new study on domestic lighting that could lead, at the end of the decision process, to the phasing out of inefficient incandescent bulbs after 2009.

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OPEC website

Further significant developments in the EU-OPEC Energy Dialogue

The fourth ministerial-level meeting of the energy dialogue between the European Union (EU) and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was held in Vienna, Austria, on 21 June. The meeting witnessed further significant developments in a process which was established in December 2004 and which has since resulted in enhanced understanding of each group’s views on major topical issues affecting energy demand and supply. The energy dialogue has, in addition, helped strengthen key channels of communication across the two groups, and its accompanying joint roundtables, workshops and studies provide the facility to take an in-depth look at specific topics.

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Gas issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

The EU and Algeria look for new ways to increase Algerian gas supplies to Europe

The Algerian gas supplies to the EU could increase by 23,5 billion cubic meters (bcm) per year by 2010 if the common infrastructure projects currently under construction are achieved according to plan. This was one of the conclusions of the bilateral meeting that Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs had with his Algerian counterpart, the Minister of Energy and Mines, Chakib Khelil on 21 June, in the margins of the EU-OPEC Ministerial that took place in Vienna (Austria). “Algeria has been a reliable supplier to the EU for more than 30 years, and we are looking forward to deepening our bilateral energy cooperation”, said Commissioner Piebalgs after the meeting.

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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
Rail noise abatement measures addressing the existing fleet





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
Comparative study of EC and IAEA guidance on exemption and clearance levels OJ S 91-111343  


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
Management of liquid radioactive effluents arising from medical establishments in EU Member States and candidate countries — Mediwaste OJ S 95-116035  06/07/2007
Study: qualification criteria for screening staff at airports OJ S 109-133725 31/07/2007
A framework contract to provide technical support to the industry consultation body of the single European sky (air traffic management) OJ S 114-139876 03/08/2007

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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