No 280 - Weekly - 3 October 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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13 October, European Road Safety Day, Paris, France

14-16 October, Easyway European Conference on Intelligent Transport Systems for the Trans-European Road Network, Taormina, Italy        

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



Road Transport in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Fair treatment of all citizens - Commission reacts to disproportionate charges for passenger cars and motorcycles transiting Slovenia


The Commission decided on 2 October to send Slovenia a letter of formal notice to stop discriminatory treatment of occasional users on Slovenian toll roads.

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Inland Waterway Transport in the website of Energy & Transport DG

NAIADES Action Programme on the promotion of inland waterway transport

Commission boosts inland waterway transport through a new platform – PLATINA



The European Commission launched on 1st October its "PLATINA" project to implement more efficiently actions and measures promoting inland waterway transport. The project, which is bringing together 22 partners from 9 European countries, is funded with € 8.5 million from the Commission. PLATINA has been designed as a platform for helping to implement the European inland navigation programme NAIADES. The Commission also presented a guide to funding opportunities in inland waterway transport, as well as the outcomes of a study on administrative and regulatory barriers affecting inland navigation, to which PLATINA will assist the follow-up in a coordinated way. More use of inland waterway transport is an efficient way to reduce congestion and CO2 emissions and to contribute, in a sustainable way, to Europe’s industrial prosperity.


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C02 capture and storage

Member States endorse Commission proposals to reduce electricity consumption

On 29 September at the meeting of the Ecodesign Regulatory Committee EU Member States endorsed the European Commission's proposals for two regulations aimed at reducing the electricity consumption in Europe. The first one targets office, industrial and street lighting products while the second affects the devices that convert digital TV signals to analogue signals, known as simple set-top boxes for televisions. "These measures are concrete contributions to reach the EU's energy efficiency targets. Once they are in place they will significantly reduce energy consumption, CO2 emissions and foreign dependency in a cost effective manner", said Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs

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

Public Consultations



Time-limit for receipt of tenders



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 Medical ALARA Network (EMAN)

Building capability in Russia’s educational institutions — comparative study

Real potentials for changes in the growth and use of EU forests

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 )


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JO S 155-208650

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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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