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Check the Member States Reports: they are regularly updated
- Electricity Production from Renewable Energy Sources
- Biofuels for Transport
13/11/2008 On 13 November 2008 the Commission adopted a Communication on Offshore Wind Energy:
Action needed to deliver on the Energy Policy objectives for 2020 and beyond
08/09/2008 European Photovoltaic RTD and Demonstration Programme
Presentation delivered at the European Photovoltaic Conference in Valencia (1-5 Sept 2008)
08/09/2008 Biogas Barometer 2008
08/09/2008 Renewable Municipal Solid Waste Barometer 2008
04/08/2008 Publications
New publications on "EU Progress in developing renewable energy" and "
Assessment of renewable electricity support schemes"
25/07/2008 European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan)
European Community Steering Group on Strategic Energy Technologies: information on the Inaugural meeting (26 July 2008)
16/07/2008 Public consultation
Consultation on the preparation of a report on requirements for a sustainability scheme for energy uses of biomass
Deadline 30/09/2007
20/06/2008 Biofuels Barometer 2008
24/04/2008 Public consultation
Public consultation on "EU Action to promote Offshore Wind Energy"
Contributions will be sent at latest on  20/06/2008
16/04/2008 The European Wind Energy Technology Platform (TP WIND)
16/04/2008 Photovoltaic Energy Barometer 2008
01/04/2008 Workshop on Sustainability Criteria & Certification Systems for Bioenergy
01/04/2008 Biofuels standards: BIOSCOPES workshop
12/03/2008 New publication in the Bioenergy sector
03/03/2008 7th Framework Programme for RTD (2007-2013)
Second Call for Proposals in the field of Energy: CONCERTO Information Day, Friday, 4 April 2008
Programme and Registration are available
18/02/2008 Wind Energy Barometer 2008
29/01/2008 White Paper on Internationally Compatible Biofuels Standards
18/12/2007 Solid Biomass Barometer 2007
30/11/2007 New successful project in the Photovoltaic sector
23/11/2007 Geothermal Energy Barometer 2007
22/11/2007 European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan)
Towards a low carbon future: European Commission proposes a plan to accelerate energy technologies for a low-carbon future
19/09/2007 Public consultation
The report of the consultation "European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan)"  is now available
06/09/2007 Public consultation
Progress analysis of the stakeholder consultation "Identification of administrative and grid barriers to the promotion of electricity from Renewable Energy Sources (RES-E)"
03/09/2007 New publication in the Photovoltaic sector
17/08/2007 New publication: "Concentrating Solar Power: from research to implementation" 
27/07/2007 New publication in the Bioenergy sector
27/07/2007 Solar Thermal Barometer 2007
25/06/2007 Biogas Barometer 2007
25/06/2007 Biofuels Barometer 2007
14/06/2007 European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan)
The first reports of the hearings with European Technology Platforms and workshops with other sectors, organised as part of the SET-Plan consultation process, are now published.
16/05/2007 Public consultation
Open consultation on "Biofuel issues in the new legislation on the promotion of renewable energy"
Deadline extended to 18/06/2007
20/04/2007 Public consultation
Open consultation on "Biofuel issues in the new legislation on the promotion of renewable energy"
Deadline: 04/06/2007
18/04/2007 Photovoltaic Energy Barometer 2007
11/04/2007 15th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition
03/04/2007 Second expert meeting on national biomass action plans (March 2007)
09/03/2007 Industry and Polygeneration :  Dissemination - Successful Projects
07/03/2007 Public consultation on the "European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan)"
07/03/2007 International Conference on Biofuels Standards
07/03/2007 Industry and Polygeneration :  Dissemination - Successful Projects
28/02/2007 The market for European wind power capacity broke new records in 2006 (EWEA Press Release)
28/02/2007 Wind Energy Barometer 2007

2006

25/01/2006 European Barometer of Renewable Energies 2006
18/12/2006 Solid Biomass Barometer 2006
12/12/2006 Results of the Public Consultation on the EU Initiative on heating and cooling From Renewable Energy Sources
22/11/2006 Successful project in the Concentrating Solar Power sector
The first Solar Thermal Power plant completed in Europe, producing electricity in a grid-connected mode, operated on a commercial basis
08/11/2006 New successful project in the Bioenergy sector
25/10/2006 Solar Thermal Barometer 2006
24/10/2006 First Meeting on National Biomass Action Plans
The presentations held during the meeting are available for download
11/09/2006

European Photovoltaic RTD and Demonstration Programme
Presentation delivered at the European Photovoltaic Conference in Dresden (4-8 Sept 2006)

23/08/2006 Results of the public consultation of the review of the EU Biofuels Directive - Summary of the responses
23/08/2006 Wind Energy
In the context of the “DOWNVInD” FP6 Integrated Project, the largest offshore wind turbine in the world is now in position in the North Sea. The 5 MW machine is the first wind turbine in international waters, the furthest from shore, the biggest and in the deepest water
22/08/2006 2006 reports on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport (Denmark, Hungary, Latvia, Slovakia)
09/08/2006 Public consultation
Public consultation on "Promotion of Heating and Cooling from Renewable Energies"
Contributions will be sent at latest on  06/10/2006
04/08/2006 Events
DG TREN (European Commission in cooperation with the European Wind Energy Association and ETSO (European Transmission System Operators) are pleased to announce a policy conference on Large Scale Integration of Wind Energy, 7 - 8 November 2006, in Brussels.
04/08/2006 2006 reports on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport (Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Irleand, Italy, Malta, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Slovenia, Portugal)
28/07/2006 Small Hydraulic Barometer 2006
28/07/2006 New successful project in the Photovoltaic sector
25/07/2006 CONCERTO Website and Brochure
Towards an integrated community energy policy to improve the quality of citizens' lives
25/07/2006 New successful project in the Biofuels sector
24/07/2006 Industry and Polygeneration :  Dissemination - Successful Projects
Adaptation of a new energy- and time-saving hard anodising process for different Al-alloys and tests in selected European industrial applications (2006)
13/07/2006 Biofuels Directive Review and Progress Report - Public Consultation
More than one hundred of stakeholders’ contributions are currently available
07/07/2006 Biofuels Directive Review and Progress Report - Public Consultation
New stakeholders’ contributions are available
03/07/2006 Meeting concerning the Monitoring and Assessment of the EC projects in the area of "Biofuels use in vehicles"
30/06/2006 Proceedings of the Consultative Seminar on Concentrating Solar Power - Towards FP7" Brussels 27.06.06
29/06/2006 Concentrating Solar Power : Main projects supported by the Commission
26/06/2006 2006 reports on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport (Lithuania, Portugal, United Kingdom)
22/06/2006 Biofuels Directive Review and Progress Report
Public Consultation
Stakeholders’ contributions are available
13/06/2006 Biogas Barometer 2006
13/06/2006 Biofuels Barometer 2006
30/05/2006 New successful project in the Bioenergy sector
23/05/2006 United Kingdom, 2005 Report on the Implementation of Directive 2001/77/EC on the Promotion of Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources
11/05/2006 New successful project in the Bioenergy sector
09/05/2006 Biofuels Directive Review and Progress Report
Open Consultation
Please provide the EC with your opinion before 10th July 2006
24/04/2006 Wind Energy: Final publishable report of the project "Offshore M&R"
21/04/2006 Overview of FP6 Demonstration Projects (Sustainable Energy Systems)
18/04/2006 Photovoltaic Energy Barometer 2006
04/04/2006 Estonia,  2005 report on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport
31/03/2006 New successful project in the Bioenergy sector
30/03/2006 New publication in the Bioenergy sector
29/03/2006 France, 2005 Report on the Implementation of Directive 2001/77/EC on the Promotion of Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources
23/03/2006 Solar Electricity: Intermediate results of SunCities project
17/03/2006 Biomass Action Plan
Communication from the Commission:
An Eu Strategy for biofuels
16/03/2006
- 2005 report on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport (Luxembourg, Portugal and Spain)
- 2005 Reports on the degree of success of national objectives on electricity from renewable energy sources (article 3(3) of Directive 2001/77/EC)  (Denmark and Latvia)
13/03/2006 2005 Reports on the degree of success of national objectives on electricity from renewable energy sources (article 3(3) of Directive 2001/77/EC)  (Finland, Luxembourg and Spain)
07/03/2006 2005 Reports on the degree of success of national objectives on electricity from renewable energy sources (article 3(3) of Directive 2001/77/EC)  (Estonia and Ireland)
06/03/2006 2005 Reports on the degree of success of national objectives on electricity from renewable energy sources (article 3(3) of Directive 2001/77/EC)  (Belgium, Latvia and Slovenia)
03/03/2006 Slovakia,  2005 report on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport
21/02/2006 Wind Energy Barometer 2006
20/02/2006 1st year results of the ongoing Integrated Project "Photovoltaic Module with Integrated Power Conversion and Interconnection System" (PV-MIPS)
17/02/2006 2005 Report on the Implementation of Directive 2001/77/EC on the Promotion of Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources  (Austria, Hungary and Slovak Republic)
13/02/2006 Wind Energy-FP6 ongoing Integrated Project DOWNVInD
(Distant Offshore Windfarms with No Visual Impact in Deepwater)
08/02/2005 Netherlands, 2005 Report on the Implementation of Directive 2001/77/EC on the Promotion of Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources
31/01/2006 First national reports on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport (Finland)
25/01/2006 2005 Report on the Implementation of Directive 2001/77/EC on the Promotion of Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources  (Greece and Portugal)
19/01/2006 European Barometer of Renewable Energies 2005
11/01/2006 New publication in the Wind sector
10/01/2006 New publication in the Industry/Polygeneration sector

2005

22/12/2005 New successful project in the Industry/Polygeneration sector
07/12/2005 Biomass Action Plan
Renewable energy: European Commission proposes ambitious biomass and biofuels action plan and calls on Member States to do more for green electricity  
01/12/2005 Cyprus, 2005 Report on the Implementation of Directive 2001/77/EC on the Promotion of Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources
01/12/2005 Geothermal Energy Barometer 2005
28/11/2005 Lithuania, 2005 Report of the Republic of Lithuania on implementation of Directive 2001/77/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 September 2001 on the promotion of electricity produced from renewable energy sources in the internal electricity market
18/11/2005 Sweden, 2005 Report on the Implementation of Directive 2001/77/EC on the Promotion of Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources
17/11/2005 Malta, 2005 Report on the Implementation of Directive 2001/77/EC on the Promotion of Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources
27/10/2005 Electricity Production from RES
Member States Reports in the frame of Directive 2001/77/EC on the promotion of the electricity produced from renewable energy source in the internal electricity market
2005 Report by the Federal Republic of Germany on achievement of the indicative target for electricity consumption from renewable energy sources by 2010
21/10/2005 Slovenia,  2005 report on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport
17/10/2005 New successful project in the Industry/Polygeneration sector
12/10/2005 Wood Energy Barometer 2005
10/10/2005 New brochure "European Wind Energy at the dawn of the 21st century"
Research funded under the Fifth Framework Programme
20/09/2005 Luxembourg,  2005 report on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport
19/09/2005 Malta,  2005 report on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport
13/09/2005 Austria,  2005 report on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport
06/09/2005 2005 reports on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport (Czech Republic, Cyprus, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden)
19/08/2005 New successful project in the Industry/Polygeneration sector
12/08/2005 Denmark,  2005 report on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport
01/08/2005 Belgium,  2005 report on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport
28/07/2005 Solar Thermal Barometer 2005
07/07/2005 Germany,  2005 report on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport
05/07/2005 UK,  2005 report on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport
20/06/2005 New successful project in the Industry/Polygeneration sector
13/06/2005 Biofuels Barometer 2005
13/06/2005 Biogas Barometer 2005
13/06/2005 New successful project in the Biomass-Bioenergy sector
10/06/2005 European Photovoltaic RTD and Demonstration Programme
Paper prepared for the 20th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference
Barcelona,6-20 June 2005
20/05/2005 First national reports on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport (new version Cyprus)
02/05/2005 First national reports on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport (Poland)
22/04/2005 Results of public consultation on the "Biomass Action Plan"
21/04/2005 New successful project in the Photovoltaic sector
18/04/2005 New successful project in the Biomass-Bioenergy sector
15/04/2005 Photovoltaic Barometer 2005
30/03/2005

First national reports on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport (Letter of the Greek Deputy Permanent Representative  to the European Union)

16/03/2005 Biomass Action Plan
Presentations of the External Stakeholders Group Meeting that took place on 04/03/2005
23/02/2005 Wind Energy Barometer 2005
02/02/2005 Biomass Action Plan
Open Consultation
Please provide the EC with your opinion on priorities and actions to promote the Biomass-Bioenergy sector.
24/01/2005 National reports on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport
- Malta Resources Authority Act - Use of Biofuels or Other Renewables Fuels for Transport Regulations, 2004 (L.N. 528 of 2004)
- Introduction of renewable motor fuels - Presentation by investigating committee to the Ministry of Environment
12/01/2005 National reports on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport - Swedish biofuel target for 2005
03/01/2005 Renewable Energy journal N°14

2004

23/12/2004 Wood Energy Barometer 2004
23/12/2004 European Barometer of Renewable Energies 2004
13/12/2004 National reports on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport - Liquid Biofuels Strategy Study for Ireland
09/12/2004 First national reports on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport (Finland, Ireland, Spain)
03/12/2004 Publications
New brochure "Promoting biofuels in Europe - Securing a cleaner future for transport"
22/11/2004 Presentations from the Intelligent Energy - Europe (EIE) and Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) Information Day
11/11/2004 New successful project in the Biomass-Bioenergy sector
09/11/2004 Publications
New brochure "Electricity from renewable energy sources - Encouraging green electricity in Europe"
08/11/2004 Presentations from the ManagEnergy Annual Conference on Local Energy Action
29/10/2004 First national reports on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport (Slovakia)
22/10/2004 First national reports on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport (Portugal)
15/10/2004 First national reports on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport (Estonia, Hungary, Latvia)
13/10/2004 Solar Thermal Barometer 2004
05/10/2004 First national reports on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport (Cyprus, France, Greece, Malta)
15/09/2004 "RE Campaign for Take-Off: Sharing Skills and Achievements"
This new publication gives an overview of the main features and best performances achieved during the 1999-2003 period of implementation of the Campaign
19/08/2004 Events
Presentations of conferences :
-European Conference of Municipal Energy Managers,Stuttgart,1-2 July 2004
-Hidroenergia 2004: Small Hydropower,Falkenberg ,17-19 June 2004
03/08/2004 First national reports on the implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC of 8 May 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport
03-08-2004 Bioenergy's role in the EU energy market
02-08-2004 Biogas Barometer 2004
16-07-2004 Leaflet Intelligent Energy-Europe
15-07-2004 Call for tenders
- ManagEnergy Initiative O.J. S 128-108024: information, communication and capacity building action for energy and transport actors at local and regional levels and for the selected final energy users, such as municipalities and schools
Time-limit for receipt of tenders: 01/09/2004
- ManagEnergy Initiative O.J. S 128-108019: virtual facilities for energy and transport actors at local and regional levels
Time-limit for receipt of tenders: 
09/08/2004
06-07-2004 Biofuels Barometer 2004
02-07-2004 New publication : "Wind Energy The Facts"
15-06-2004 Events
European Commission Side Event
Presentations of  the "International Conference for renewable Energies" in Bonn on 1-4 June 2004
27-05-2004 The share of renewable energy in the EU (Commission Staff  Working Document, Communication from the Commission, Memo)
14-05-2004 Electricity Production from RES
Member States Reports in the frame of Directive 2001/77/EC on the promotion of the electricity produced from renewable energy source in the internal electricity market : page updated
05-05-2004 Photovoltaic Barometer 2004
29-03-2004 Wind Energy Barometer 2004
16-03-2004 Electricity Production from RES
Member States Reports in the frame of Directive 2001/77/EC on the promotion of the electricity produced from renewable energy source in the internal electricity market
03-03-2004 2003 Annual Assessment Barometer of Renewable Energies
12-02-2004 Renewable Energy journal N°12

04-02-2004

European Conference for Renewable Energy 'Intelligent Policy Options
Berlin, 19-21 January 2004

22-01-2004 Renewable Energy Sources (Biomass-Bioenergy)
Please consult available information on a synopsis of all R+D Projects supported by DG TREN and DG RTD under the 5th Framework Programme

13-01-2004

Renewable Energy Sources (Biomass-Bioenergy)
Please consult available information on successful R+D Projects in the Biomass-Bioenergy Sector co-financed by the EC (under the Energy Programmes : Thermie,FP4,FP5)

2003

27-11-2003

Catalogue of photovoltaic projects - FP5 (1999-2002)

13-10-2003

Wind Power Targets for Europe:
75.000 MW by 2010 - EWEA

17-07-2003

6th Framework Programme for RTD (2002-2006)
2nd Call for proposals
Proposed Project Outlines (from proposers)

 

 

 

 

last update: 11-11-2008