No 250 - Weekly - 11 January 2008



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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

Europe Direct

Sustainable Energy Europe 2005-2008





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28 January- 1 February 2008 :2nd European Sustainable Energy Week, Brussels

31 January 2008 : Towards a new culture for urban mobility, Brussels

General aviation in the website of Energy and Transport DG

General and business aviation on the Commission’s agenda 

On 11 January, the European Commission has adopted an agenda for general and business aviation in Europe. For the first time since the creation of the EU internal aviation market, the Commission has studied this sector, quantified its value and identified the challenges that it is facing. The Commission now proposes to integrate general and business aviation into the EU air transport policy. Improving data gathering, screening of legislation to ensure proportionality and integrating general and business aviation into the capacity optimisation initiatives are the main elements of this agenda.

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Trans-European Networks in the website of Energy and Transport DG

European Commission and European Investment Bank Launch new Instrument to Finance European Transport Network

On 11 January the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) signed a Cooperation Agreement establishing the Loan Guarantee Instrument for trans-European transport network projects (LGTT). This new instrument will facilitate greater participation of the private sector in the financing of transport infrastructure of European significance, especially for investments in TENs projects where there is a high level of revenue risk in the early operational period of a project. The LGTT, which forms part of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) programme and the EIB's Action for Growth initiative, will partially cover this risk and thereby significantly improve the financial viability of TENs investments. The capital contribution of €1 billion (€500 million each from the Commission and the EIB) is intended to support up to €20 billion of total capital investment.

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The Loan Guarantee Instrument for Trans-European Transport Network Projects - Frequently Asked Questions


Electricity in the website of Energy and Transport DG

Mario Monti presents his views on making electricity interconnection between France and Spain a reality

On 10 January, Mr Mario Monti, the European coordinator for the electricity interconnection between France and Spain, speaking at the summit between the two countries held in Paris, presented his initial report providing a detailed overview of the project and the remaining unresolved issues, as well as a number of recommendations.

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Renewable energy sources in the website of Energy and Transport DG

Commissioner Piebalgs visits gasification power plant in the Netherlands

Commissioner Andris Piebalgs visited on 7 January Nuon's gasification power plant "Willem-Alexander" in Buggenum, Netherlands. The Commissioner was accompanied by Lambert van Nistelrooij, Member of the European Parliament. The visit took place as the Commission is preparing a package of proposals on energy and climate change for adoption later this month.

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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


ERTMS: the European Deployment Plan

Stakeholder consultation on the revision of Energy Labelling Framework Directive 1992/75/EEC

Launching by the European Commission of an Impact Assessment (IA) for the evaluation of a potential legislative measure in the area of Transport of Radioactive Materials (TRAM)
(online questionnaire)

Motorways of the Sea (online questionnaire)

European maritime transport space without barriers  (online questionnaire)



















DG DEV are interested in receiving feedback from energy and transport civil society on a consultation they are holding on policy coherence for development.The consultation, which continues until 30 January 2008, can be viewed via the following link:

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
Framework contract on aviation security policy development

Survey of the competitive aspects of oil and oil product markets in the EU

OJ S 193-234231

OJ S 247-300716



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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