EC - European Commission

Final synthesis report  
Post date: 29 Mar 2016
Type: Publication

  On 2 March 2016, the European Commission presented an assessment of the implications for the European Union of the new global climate agreement adopted in Paris in December 2015. The assessment looks at the next steps in the process of implementing the Paris Agreement in the EU. It is also accompanied by a proposal for the EU to sign the Agreement.  
Post date: 2 Mar 2016
Type: News

On 16 February 2016, the European Commission unveiled a package of energy security measures to equip the EU for global energy transition. The package sets out a wide range of measures to strengthen the EU's resilience to gas supply disruptions, including moderating energy demand, increasing energy production in Europe (including from renewables), further developing a well-functioning and fully integrated internal energy market, as well as diversification of energy sources, suppliers and routes.
Post date: 16 Feb 2016
Type: News

Towards a smart, efficient and sustainable heating and cooling sector   The EU Heating and Cooling Strategy, announced in February 2016 by the European Commission in its relevant Communication, is the first EU initiative addressing the energy used for heating and cooling in buildings and industry, which accounts for 50% of the EU's annual energy consumption.  
Post date: 16 Feb 2016
Type: Publication

This Staff Working Document accompanies the Commission Communication on an EU strategy for heating and cooling, released in February 2016.
Post date: 16 Feb 2016
Type: Publication

  COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS   With this Communication, released in February 2016, the European Commission presents the first strategy to optimise buildings' and industries' heating and cooling in order to tackle the massive use of energy, particularly fossil fuels, in the sector. Heating and cooling accounts for 50% of the energy consumption in the European Union, and renewables account for just 18% of this.  
Post date: 16 Feb 2016
Type: Publication

On 28 January 22016, in Istanbul, the European Commission and Turkey held a high-level dialogue on the matter of energy. Discussions focused on integrating the Turkish energy market with the EU, energy efficiency and renewables, climate change and a follow-up on the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris, gas markets and interconnections, the development of the Southern Gas Corridor, and the Trans-Anatolian gas pipeline (TANAP) which is part of the Southern Gas Corridor – Turkey is a key transit country for these gas routes to the EU.  
Post date: 1 Feb 2016
Type: News