No 276 - Weekly - 5 September 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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17-19 November, Salon International des Energies Renouvlables et de la Maitrise de l'Energie, Paris, France

16-18 September, European Transport Forum, Brussels, Belgium


International Energy Agency

First International Energy Agency (IEA) Review of the EU's Energy Policy now published


President of the Commission, José Manuel Barroso and Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs received on 4. September the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, Nobuo Tanaka who presented the main findings of IEA Review of the EU's Energy Policy. This is the first time that the IEA has made an in-depth analysis of European Energy Policy. The Review strongly endorses the broad outlines of the Commission's energy proposals tabled during the last year.

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Information on ECURIE system

ECURIE ALERT: Belgian nuclear authorities alert the Commission about measures taken after releases of radioactive iodine

On 28 August at 23:31 the European Commission received an ECURIE alert notification from Belgium concerning a radiological incident in the Institut National de Radio-éléments (IRE) in Fleurus, Belgium. There had been a release of gaseous Iodine-131 from this facility. The incident had been classified Level 3 on the international INES scale (comprising 7 steps) on 26 August. On the basis of the analysis of environmental samples the Belgian authorities (Federal Agency for Nuclear Control) have now decided to implement protective actions, in particular restrictions on the consumption of local food produce (vegetables and milk), up to a distance of 5 km (sector North-East). In accordance with the ECURIE procedures the Commission immediately forwarded the alert notification to the ECURIE contact points in all Member States and Switzerland.

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

Public Consultations



Time-limit for receipt of tenders


Progress in developing an integrated safe and interoperable European railway area

Preparation of a report on requirements for a sustainability scheme for energy uses of biomass

Development of Integrated Ticketing for Air and Rail Transport

Second Strategic Energy Review






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


EGNOS GEO satellite transponder service replenishment

The European Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS) project network

A framework contract to provide expertise, and technical, managerial and logistical support to the implementation of the Single European Sky in south-east Europe (ISIS programme)

Work on preparatory studies for eco-design requirements of EuPs ( III )

Services related to the organisation of conferences, exhibitions and other events

Ethanol/petrol blends: volatility characterisation in the range 5–25 vol %

The Second Buildings Platform: Initiative to support the implementation of the Energy Performance of Building Directive (2002/91/EC)

Medical effectiveness of iodine prophylaxis in a nuclear reactor emergency situation and overview of European national practices

Framework contract for customised mechanical services


JO S 155-208650

JO S 163-219639

JO S 163-219636

JO S 163-219637

OJ S 145-194455

OJ S 149-199647

OJ S 124-165137

OJ S 136-181451

OJ S 139-185297











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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