No 234 - Weekly - 20 July 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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27 July 2007:

SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) Information day

24 - 25 September 2007 International conference on energy efficiency, Lisbon

State Aid legislation

Commission launches formal investigation into annual compensation payments, investment and training grants to Irish Bus and Dublin Bus

The European Commission has decided on 18 July to open a formal investigation regarding the annual operating compensation payments for urban, suburban and regional bus transport services, as well as investment and training grants to the companies Irish Bus and Dublin Bus. The Commission has to examine whether these measures are in line with the European legislation. Ireland is therefore requested to submit its comments and to provide all information needed for the Commission to assess the measures.

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State Aid in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

The Commission approves an aid scheme for inland waterway transport in Belgium

The European Commission gave on 18 July  its approval for an aid scheme to boost transportation by inland waterways in Belgium. The scheme will benefit companies operating regular services to and from the port of Brussels. It will apply from 2007 to 2009 and cost €450 000.

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The web site of the European Parliament

Industry Committee endorses EU coordinators for key energy projects

On 17 July,  the European Parliament's Industry, Research and Energy Committee approved the nomination of four project coordinators in the field of energy. The coordinators, nominated by the European Commission, will be responsible for monitoring several priority energy infrastructure projects - this in order to ensure their timely and successful realisation.

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Nuclear safety in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

European Commission takes further steps to improve nuclear safety through dialogue and transparency

The European Commission decided on 17 July to establish a High Level Group on Nuclear Safety and Waste Management. The Group will develop a common understanding and reinforce common approaches in the safety of nuclear installations. The high level of representation expected from countries that operate or possess nuclear installations as well as countries that have chosen not to use this form of energy, should facilitate Europe-wide cooperation and increase confidence in the levels of safety in European nuclear facilities.


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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

Consultation on multiannual contracts for rail infrastructure quality

Public consultation on a European Charter on the Rights of Energy Consumers









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 on the effect of adapting the rules on the weights and dimensions of heavy commercial vehicles as established within Directive 96/53/EC regarding their ability to match the needs of advanced logistics and sustainable mobility

OJ S 114-139889

Study into the appointment, operation and effectiveness of recognised security organisations appointed by EU Member States under Regulation (EC) 725/2004 and Directive 2005/65/EC

OJ S 109-133723 

Study to identify and evaluate European measures to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from aircraft

OJ S 115-140888  

Survey of the market penetration of energy-efficient office equipment under the Energy Star Program OJ S 120-146529 10/08/2007
Feasibility study on the use of renewable energy sources, in particular biofuels, for aviation OJ S 115-145489  31/08/2007
Framework contract for impact assessments and evaluations (ex ante, intermediate and ex post) OJ S 130-158835 16/08/2007
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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