Energy Union

The reviewed EPBD: upcoming new targets for energy efficiency in buildings   With the new EPBD the Commission wants the EU to lead the clean energy transition. For this reason the EU has committed to cut CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030 while modernising the EU's economy and delivering on jobs and growth for all European citizens. In doing so, the Commission is guided by three main goals:  
Post date: 25 Apr 2018
Type: News

On Tuesday 19 December 2017, the Estonian presidency reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on a revised directive on the energy performance of buildings. The outcome of the trilogue will be presented to EU ambassadors on December 20, with the final analysis and approval of the agreement expected to take place at the beginning of 2018.  
Post date: 20 Dec 2017
Type: News

The Third Report on the State of the Energy Union was published on 24 November, 2017. This report looks at progress made since the last state of the energy union in February 2017 and assesses challenges to be addressed. The EU is advancing towards its 2020 and 2030 energy and climate targets. It also continues to build an Energy Union with secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy. More work will be needed to collectively meet these objectives.  
Post date: 27 Nov 2017
Type: News

  by Arla Fytrou-Moschopoulou (Sympraxis Team)    
Post date: 11 Nov 2017
Type: News

  On 27 October 2017, the European Commission announced how it will allocate €30 billion of the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020 during 2018-2020, including €2.7 billion to kick-start a European Innovation Council.  
Post date: 27 Oct 2017
Type: News

  On 27 October 2017, the European Commission presented the final Work Programme for Horizon 2020, covering the budgetary years 2018, 2019 and 2020.   The 2018-2020 Work Programme builds on the success of Horizon 2020 so far, and takes account of the extensive interim evaluation of the programme. The Work Programme also responds to the European Commission's political prioritiesand paves the way for its successor programme.  
Post date: 27 Oct 2017
Type: Publication

  On 27 October 2017, the European Commission presented the final Work Programme for Horizon 2020, covering the budgetary years 2018, 2019 and 2020.   The 2018-2020 Work Programme builds on the success of Horizon 2020 so far, and takes account of the extensive interim evaluation of the programme. The Work Programme also responds to the European Commission's political priorities and paves the way for its successor programme.  
Post date: 27 Oct 2017
Type: Publication

2017 is the tenth anniversary of SET Plan, the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan that aims to accelerate the development and deployment of low-carbon technologies. This conference will review the progress achieved over the past decade in the transition to a low carbon, innovative energy future and the SET Plan's key role as the technology pillar of EU's energy research and innovation policy.   
Post date: 25 Oct 2017
Type: Event

CEDE 2017, organised by Central European Energy Partners (CEEP) in collaboration with the European Commission, will take place on 11 December 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.  
Post date: 20 Oct 2017
Type: Event

Europe's energy markets and sector are in the middle of a large transformation process towards a low-carbon system with a much more diverse landscape of market participants. This transition process deeply affects civil society, from consumers to producers, industry to farmers, and tenants to SMEs. It is therefore of central importance to hear the voice and reflect on the interests of citizens and civil society in the process of designing and deciding energy policies.  
Post date: 14 Jul 2017
Type: Event