No 237 - Weekly - 21 September 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 September:  International conference on Energy Efficiency, Lisbon

8-9 October:  3rd meeting of the Fossil Fuels Forum, Berlin


Road Transport in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Intelligent cars: Commission leads the drive for safer, greener and smarter cars

The European Commission outlined on 17 September  new plans to accelerate the drive for safer, cleaner and smarter cars. The Commission will start negotiations with European and Asian automotive industry associations later this year to reach an agreement on offering the pan-European in-vehicle emergency call system (eCall) as a standard option in all new cars from 2010. It will also further promote the take-up of other life-saving technologies and investigate how technology can help make cars greener and smarter.

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Galileo in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Galileo: the Commission proposes practical measures to ensure the programme's future

The European Commission adopted on 19 September a Communication to ensure that the European satellite radio navigation programmes (EGNOS and Galileo) continue, together with an amended Regulation on the funding of the programmes. The proposal provides for the deployment phase of Galileo to be funded entirely from the Community budget to ensure that the project continues.

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Revision of the EU Financial Framework 2007-2013
to finance Galileo and EIT: no increase of the overall budgetary ceiling is required


Energy for a Changing World website 

Energising Europe: A real market with secure supply

A new momentum was given to the energy policy for Europe on 19 September. The European Commission has adopted a third package of legislative proposals to ensure a real and effective choice of supplier and benefits to every single EU citizen. The Commission's proposals put consumer choice, fairer prices, cleaner energy and security of supply at the centre of its approach.

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Nuclear issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

New forum established for sustainable nuclear energy research

Energy consumption worldwide is likely to double between 2000 and 2050, and nuclear energy will remain a key element in future low-carbon energy systems. Europe has the largest nuclear industry in the world and one third of its electricity comes from nuclear plants. To prepare for the future and maintain European leadership in this sector, a Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform is being launched in Brussels on 21 September, bringing together researchers and industry to define and implement a Strategic Research Agenda and corresponding Deployment Strategy. This Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform will allow a new and fully integrated approach to research in Europe, its launch being very timely as the Commission prepares a Strategic Energy Technology Plan for the EU.

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he EU-Russia Energy Partnership in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Commissioner Piebalgs meets Kazak Energy minister Mynbayev to discuss bilateral energy issues

Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs and Kazak Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Sauat Mynbayev met in Brussels on 20 September to discuss energy cooperation, including the latest developments in the Kashagan oil project on the Caspian shelf. "Successful energy partnerships are based on the principles of mutual respect, transparency, predictability and non-discrimination. I welcome explanations made by the minister about the discussions of Kazakh authorities with the Kashagan consortium and look forward receiving further information about the case", said Commissioner Piebalgs after the meeting.

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2nd European Fossil Fuels Forum

Third meeting of the Fossil Fuels Forum to discuss the future of power generation from fossil fuels

Building on the success of the 2005 and 2006 Fossil Fuels Forum plenary sessions, the third annual meeting will take place on 8 and 9 October in Berlin. The Forum brings together representatives of the European Commission and Member States as well as energy experts, energy companies and other interested stakeholders. This year's topic will revolve around the solutions for fossil fuels with respect to the fight against climate change, security of supply and the external dimension of energy policy.

You can register for the event here.

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


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
European road safety charter campaign

OJ S 169-208015



Feasibility and impact assessment study on the future evolution of roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles to evaluate a review of Directive 96/96/EC OJ S 163-202017 11/10/2007
Study on assessment of contract conditions and general and special conditions of carriage of transport operators offering transport services in the European Union OJ S 159-197774 12/10/2007
Guidelines to establish a European register of road transport undertakings OJ S 158-196410 08/10/2007
Best research on 'traffic management systems for transalpine road freight transport' OJ S 158-196409 01/10/2007
Statistical coverage and economic analysis of the logistics sector in the European Union  OJ S 157-195177 05/10/2007
Report on transport scenarios with a 20- and 40-year horizon  OJ S 157-195176 02/10/2007
Assessment of potential solutions for the improvement of European civil-military cooperation in the framework of the Single European Sky  OJ S 157-195176 30/09/2007
Purchase of industrial computers  OJ S 146-180700 30/09/2007
Purchase of industrial computers   OJ S 146-180700 30/09/2007
Purchase of industrial computers  OJ S 146-180700 30/09/2007

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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