No 238 - Weekly - 28 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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3-5 October: CIVITAS forum, Kaunas (Lithuania)

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


Clean Urban Transport on the website of energy and transport DG 

Urban Mobility: working together towards greener cities

"Towards a new culture for urban mobility” is the title of the Green Paper adopted on 25 September by the Commission to open a debate on the key issues of urban mobility: free-flowing and greener towns and cities, smarter urban mobility and an urban transport which is accessible, safe and secure for all European citizens. With this Green Paper the Commission wants to identify, in partnership with all parties, what obstacles to successful urban mobility exist and how to remove them.

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Related features:

Memo: Green Paper "Towards a new culture for urban mobility"


The Trans-European Transport Networks website 

Two new European coordinators for the trans-European transport networks

The Commission, on a proposal from Vice-President Barrot, has just appointed two new European coordinators in the trans-European transport networks sector: Mrs Karla Peijs for inland waterways and Mr Luis Valente de Oliveira for the "motorways of the sea". These coordinators will facilitate the dialogue between the Member States concerned so as to synchronise the work and the financing plans better. "These projects are essential for developing a sustainable transport policy, but they also have considerable implementation problems to tackle: the choice of these two well-known personalities in the transport world will guarantee success", said Mr Barrot.

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Air Transport in the web site of energy & Transport DG 

Europe stands firm on ambitious action to cut Aviation Emissions

The 36th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) ended on Friday without clear agreement on a way forward to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international aviation. Europe pressed for a more ambitious outcome, but safeguarded its ability to introduce an aviation emissions trading scheme.

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Energy Efficiency on the web site of energy & transport DG 

Commissioner Piebalgs meets the new IEA Director Tanaka and promotes cooperation on energy efficiency

Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs welcomed on 24 September the new Executive Director of the IEA, Nobuo Tanaka, who took office on 1st September 2007, to discuss issues of common interest. 'The EC and IEA cooperation covers an extremely wide range of issues. I would like to emphasize the area of energy efficiency where the Commission has come forward with a new international initiative to establish a platform on energy efficiency. In this framework we see an important potential for further cooperation with the IEA' said Commissioner Piebalgs after the meeting.

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Energy Community on the website of energy & transport DG 

European Commission encourages investments in the Energy community

Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs attended on 28 September, in Athens, a high level conference on Investments for the Energy community. The conference is organised by the Energy community secretariat, based in Vienna, in cooperation with the European Commission.

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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

Discussion paper on the operation of Regulation (EC) 785/2004 on insurance requirements for air carriers and aircraft operators









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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