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9.ICG-Branchentreffen Gas, Berlin, March 24-25

EBRD Regional Energy Forum, Sarajevo, March 30-31

TEN-T Calls for proposals 2009 Info Day, Brussels, April 22 

'Research Connection 2009': Prague, May 7-8,

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Consultation paper on blind spot mirrors

Road Safety: Commission sends a reasoned opinion to Cyprus, Luxembourg, Poland and the United Kingdom for failing to act on blind spot mirrors on trucks

The European Commission has  sent reasoned opinions to Cyprus, Luxembourg, Poland and the United Kingdom for failing to transpose existing European legislation on the retrofitting of blind spot mirrors on time. The four Member States have two months to act if they want to avoid being taken to the European Court of Justice.

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Regulation in question

Transport: Commission sends a reasoned opinion to Portugal for failing to report on penalty systems concerning driving time and rest periods for truck drivers

Portugal has failed to submit information on penalty systems concerning driving time and rest periods for truck drivers as required by European Union legislation. The Commission has sent a reasoned opinion to Portugal, which has two months to respond if it wants to avoid being taken to the European Court of Justice.

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Transport: Commission sends a reasoned opinion to Austria for failing to report on the implementation of EU legislation to protect truck drivers

Austria has failed to report on the implementation of EU legislation aimed at preventing truck drivers working unhealthy long hours. The Commission has sent a reasoned opinion to this Member State, which has until May to respond.

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Renewable Energy

Renewable electricity: Commission sends reasoned opinion to Italy for not accepting guarantees of origin

The European Commission has sent a reasoned opinion to Italy for failure to recognise certain guarantees of origin from other EU Member States. Under an EU Directive on electricity production from renewable energy sources Member States are required to establish a system of guarantees of origin and, as a general rule, to recognise those of other Member States. The Commission's reasoned opinion calls on Italy to take the necessary measures to comply with the Directive within two months.

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About the Executive Agenccy

TEN-T Calls for Proposals 2009 Info Day

The TEN-T Executive Agency is organising an info day on 22 April at the Centre Conference Albert Borschette in Brussels to provide key information about the Calls for Proposals' background and process for this year's available funding. As of 2009, the Agency is responsible for the execution of the TEN-T Calls for Proposals on behalf of its "parent" DG Energy and Transport.

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Renewable Energy Brochure

Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes the commitment of European Electricity Companies to achieve a carbon-neutral power supply by 2050

Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs has welcomed the commitment announced by European Electricity companies to achieve a carbon-neutral power supply by 2050. The commitment was part of a Declaration delivered to Commissioner Piebalgs by 61 CEOs of European electricity companies in a Eurelectric meeting that took place in Brussels this week.

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Frequently asked questions

Commission adopts two regulations to progressively remove from the market non-efficient light bulbs

The Commission has adopted two ecodesign regulations to improve the energy efficiency of household lamps and of office, street and industrial lighting products. The two regulations lay down energy efficiency requirements which will save close to 80 TWh by 2020 (roughly the electricity consumption of Belgium, or of 23 million European households, or the equivalent of the yearly output of 20 power stations of 500 megawatts) and will lead to a reduction of about 32 million tons of CO2 emission per year. Inefficient incandescent light bulbs will be progressively replaced by improved alternatives starting in 2009 and finishing at the end of 2012. As a result of these regulations, 11 billion euros are expected to be saved and re-injected every year into the European economy.

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Disclaimer:
For a complete list of current public consultations please go to Consultations on Energy issues and Consultations on Transport issues

Public Consultations

In this section you will find the latest calls for submissions to public consultations in fields of energy and transport.

Topic of Consultation  

Deadline

Proposal for new requirements on natural radiation sources in Basic Safety Standards Directive

Communication on the Directive 2004/67/EC of 26 April 2004 concerning measures to safeguard security of natural gas supply

Green Paper "TEN-T : A policy review – Towards a better integrated trans-European transport network at the service of the common transport policy"

Green Paper Towards a Secure, Sustainable and Competitive European Energy Network

 

 

20/04/2009

 

 

31/03/2009

 

 

30/04/2009

 

 

31/03/2009

 

 

 

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For a complete list of current calls for tenders please log on Tenders Electronic Daily

 

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TEN-T Calls for Proposals 2009 Info Day

New Calls for Tenders

Contract
Notice

Official
Journal

Time-limit for receipt of tenders

European symposium on the assessment and evaluation of occupational radiation exposure in Europe — ESOREX 2009

Feasibility study for Europe-wide CO2 infrastructures

Respec (radiological emergency support project for the European Commission)

European Medical ALARA Network (EMAN)

 

JO S 53-075656

 

JO S 51-072967

JO S 51-072956

JO S 47-067527

 

11/05/2009

 

20/05/2009

08/05/2009

04/05/2009

 

 

 

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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