No 270 - Weekly - 20 June 2008

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The Commission's integrated energy and climate change proposal 2008

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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11-17 July, Maritime fair, Brest, France

17 - 19 November, Salon International des Energies Renouvlables et de la Maitrise de l'Energie, Paris, France


EU-G8 Cooperation in the field of Energy

Commission investigates potential state aid to Frankfurt Hahn airport and to carriers operating from it

On 17 June, The European Commission has decided to launch a formal investigation into public financing which Frankfurt Hahn airport has received from the Hessen and Rheinland-Pfalz regional authorities, as well as from its publicly owned parent company, Fraport AG. The Commission has also decided to scrutinize the airport charges applicable at Frankfurt Hahn as well as individual contracts the airport has concluded with the Irish airline Ryanair. The Commission investigation follows complaints from a competing airline and from an association of airlines.

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Airports Portal of the European Commission

Commission authorises French aid scheme to promote combined transport

The European Commission has on 17 June approved the extension of a French aid scheme for operating scheduled services for the combined transport of goods. The recipients will be combined transport service operators, which bring together the different links in the logistic chain. The scheme will be in force during the period 2008-12 with an annual budget in the region of €30-40 million.

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The blog of Commissioner Andris Piebalgs

Andris Piebalgs, Energy Commissioner: deliveres a speech at the European Parliament on high oil prices

Strasbourg, 18 June 2008
Commissioner Piebalgs: "... The European Union will need to continue its international efforts and its dialogue with its main partners. The G8 last week and the Jeddah Meeting on Oil Prices this week-end show that the issue tops the political agenda. We should use the credibility we are building and lead international action to exploit energy efficiency potentials and clean energy production around the globe, and to enable functioning, global commodity markets. However, action starts at home, and a renewed push for Renewable energy and Energy Efficiency is beneficial, not only for the climate, but now also for our economy.

There is an energy future for all of us. This future will most likely be organised around different patterns of production, consumption and behaviour. Like with climate change, action is needed now."

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For a complete list of current public consultations please go to Consultations

Public Consultations



Time-limit for receipt of tenders


Measures for a 'rail network giving priority to freight'

Commission launches public consultation on the oil bulletin

EU Action to promote Offshore Wind Energy

Recasting of the 2002 Energy Performance of Buildings Directive






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


Support services for the Covenant of Mayors

Study on methodologies for gas transmission network tariffs and gas balancing fees in Europe

Purchase of hybrid video cables

Purchase of portable multichannel analyser module

OJ S 116-153992

OJ S 110-146928

OJ S 105-140295

OJ S 84-113462





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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