No 252 - Weekly - 25 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

"Climate Action" in the website of Energy and Transport DG

Boosting growth and jobs by meeting our climate change commitments

The European Commission has on 23 January agreed on a far-reaching package of proposals that will deliver the European Council's commitments to fight climate change and promote renewable energy. The proposals demonstrate that the targets agreed last year are technologically and economically possible and provide a unique business opportunity for thousands of European companies. These measures will dramatically increase the use of renewable energy in each country and set legally enforceable targets for governments to achieve them. All major CO2 emitters will be given an incentive to develop clean production technologies through a thorough reform of the Emissions Trading System (ETS) that will impose an EU-wide cap on emissions. The package seeks to deliver the European Union to reduce greenhouse gases by at least 20% and increases to 20% the share of renewable energies in the energy consumption by 2020, as agreed by EU leaders in March 2007. The emissions reduction will be increased to 30% by 2020 when a new global climate change agreement is reached.

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European Sustainable Energy Week 2008

A week to change tomorrow: European Commission launches Sustainable Energy Week

On 28 January the European Commission will launch the second EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW 2008). It is the world's largest open forum on sustainable energy bringing together stakeholders on a local, regional, national and European level to debate strategies for a more sustainable future in terms of renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, clean transport and alternative fuels. From 28 January to 1 February 80 events in eight countries are organised by more than 100 key industry and social players.

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Biofuels in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Statement of Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs in response to the biofuels report of the House of Commons

Energy Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, responding to the report of the House of Commons which calls for a moratorium on biofuels, said: " The Commission strongly disagrees with the conclusion of the Environmental Audit Committee of the British House of Commons report, where it says that the overall environmental effect of existing biofuel policy is negative. On the contrary, it is delivering significant greenhouse gas reductions, compared with its alternative, oil.

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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)
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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
Economies of scale: analysis of data on research expenditure on labour and infrastructure

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

OJ S 1-000060

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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