No 284 - Weekly - 31 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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17-19  November, Salon International des Energies Renouvelables et de la Maitrise de l'Energie, Paris, France



Air Transport Policy in the web site of Energy and Transport DG

Price transparency and improved safety: more competition and better quality for the air transport sector  

Brussels, 30 November

Improved safety and price transparency: these are the key features of the new Regulation on the single market for air transport which enters into force on 1 November 2008. It lays down rules for the granting of licences, control of airlines and market access, thereby ensuring more competition in the air transport field and better quality for the public. The new legislation requires airlines to include all taxes and charges in their published ticket prices. This will enable passengers throughout the European Union to be better informed about prices and to compare offers. Price discrimination based on place of residence is banned.

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Energy Policy in the web site of Energy and Transport DG

European Commission launches new Citizens' Energy Forum to work for more choice and better deals for EU energy consumers

EU Consumer Commissioner Meglena Kuneva and the Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs opened on 28 October in London, the first ever meeting of a new Citizens' Energy Forum, a platform designed to implement and enforce consumer rights on the energy market across the EU. The aim of the forum is to tackle consumer problems and propose practical solutions so that current EU-wide consumer rights exist in practice and not only on paper and improve regulatory conditions in the retail markets. The Forum brings together national consumer organisations, industry, national regulators, and government authorities to work on key issues such as switching energy suppliers, user-friendly billing, smart metering or protecting vulnerable groups.

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EU Strategic Energy Technology Plan

Fostering "green" energy technologies: Leading EU research institutes launch the European Energy Research Alliance

EU Commissioners for Research and Energy, Janez Potočnik and Andris Piebalgs welcomed on 28 October the initiative of leading research institutes in the European Union (EU) to found the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA). The Alliance is going to expand and optimise EU energy research capabilities through the sharing of world-class national facilities and the joint realisation of national and European programmes. This new Research Alliance will be a key actor of the EU Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) and will contribute to accelerate the development of new low carbon technologies for EU to move toward a low carbon economy.

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

Public Consultations

There are no open public consultations in the field of energy and transport at the moment.

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
Deposit boxes arrangement

Radiation protection information and training video film

European Medical ALARA Network (EMAN)

JO S 203-268714  

JO S 195-257876

JO S 179-238089





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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