On 17 April 2015, Member States agreed to the Commission's proposal to postpone the phase-out of inefficient "D"-class halogen lamps by two years to 1 September 2018. This will allow light emitting diode (LED) technology to continue maturing and become cheaper.
The European Commission has found that German plans to support the building of 20 offshore wind farms are in line with EU state aid rules. Seventeen wind farms will be located in the North Sea and three in the Baltic Sea.
EU Energy and Environment ministers meet 15-16 April in Riga, Latvia to discuss renewable energy, energy efficiency and regional energy cooperation.
The European Network of Transmision System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) has launched a public consultation on its Ten Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) 2015
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Innovative smart grids will play a key role in delivering Energy Union, says Arias Cañete at InnoGrid 2020 + conference in Brussels.
Energy from renewable sources met 15% of the gross final consumption of energy in the EU in 2013, according to Eurostat.
On 20 March, the European Commission hosted the inaugural meeting of the trilateral talks with Ukraine and the Russian Federation on the follow-up to the Winter Package.
The EU leaders met on 19 March to set out the first steps of an Energy Union. The European Council strengthened their commitment for affordable, secure and sustainable energy within the EU.
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