On 16 March 2017, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič and Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete are visiting Spain to discuss making the Energy Union, the EU's plan to help provide Europe with secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy, a reality.
Post date: 16 Mar 2017
On 14 March 2017, EUROSTAT, the statistical office of the European Union, issued a press release on the share of renewables in the EU Member States (MS).
According to the press release, in 2015, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy reached 16.7% in the European Union (EU) nearly double 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the data are available.
Post date: 15 Mar 2017
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a EUR 75 million loan with real estate company Castellum for the construction of nearly zero-energy buildings (NZEBs) in Stockholm and Örebro, Sweden. The loan was made possible by the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), central pillar of the European Commission's Investment Plan for Europe.
Post date: 10 Mar 2017
BUStoB (BUILD UP Skills to Business) is a Horizon 2020 project directed towards establishing and upgrading large-scale qualification and training schemes in the Netherlands for craftsmen and other on-site workers, in continuation of the BUILD Up Skills Initiative.
Post date: 24 Feb 2017
A reasoned opinion
The European Commission has requested Latvia to correctly transpose all the requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Directive 2010/31/EU) into national law.
Post date: 22 Feb 2017
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
2016 assessment of the progress made by Member States in 2014 towards the national energy efficiency targets for 2020 and towards the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU as required by Article 24 (3) of the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU
Post date: 1 Feb 2017
COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE, THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS AND THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK
Post date: 1 Feb 2017
On 21 January 2017, the town of Essen in Germany officially becomes the European Green Capital for 2017. In the official European Green Capital Handover Ceremony, Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, will hand over the title for 2017 from Ljubljana to Essen.
Post date: 20 Jan 2017
On 19 January 2017, Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete kicked off a two-day visit to Greece. The purpose of the visit is to follow up on the Clean Energy for All Europeans package presented by the European Commission in November 2016 and to discuss issues regarding investment in the potential for renewable energy and in energy efficient buildings.
Post date: 19 Jan 2017