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
Two years after the Paris Agreement, the EU is firmly in the lead in fighting climate change. To that end the Commission announced a series of initiatives for a modern and clean economy at the One Planet Summit.
Post date: 16 Dec 2017
The Juncker Commission's contribution to the One Planet Summit, Paris, 12 December 2017
Post date: 16 Dec 2017
What is it?
The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) is an initiative supported by the European Commission bringing together cities, industry, SMEs, banks, research centres and other smart city actors.
Post date: 7 Dec 2017
Amending Directive 94/22/EC, Directive 98/70/EC, Directive 2009/31/EC, Regulation (EC) No 663/2009, Regulation (EC) No 715/2009, Directive 2009/73/EC, Council Directive 2009/119/EC, Directive 2010/31/EU, Directive 2012/27/EU, Directive 2013/30/EU and Council Directive (EU) 2015/652 and repealing Regulation (EU) No 525/2013
Post date: 6 Dec 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 - COM(2016) 763 final
Accelerating the transition to a low-carbon competitive economy is both an urgent necessity and a tremendous opportunity for Europe. It is a central challenge of our time. Failure may put our welfare at stake. Success would open unprecedented economic opportunities and new avenues to prosperity, welfare and growth.
Post date: 31 Oct 2017
Delivering the energy transition for jobs, growth and investment
This high-level conference, which will take place on 7 November 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, focuses on how to finance clean energy as well as create jobs and boost economic growth.
Post date: 11 Oct 2017
This publication provides an overview of the most relevant annual energy relatedstatistics for the European Union as a whole and for each of its Member States.
The data contained in this pocketbook is drawn from several sources: from the European Commission’s services, from international organisations such as the European Environment Agency and the International Energy Agency and also from the European Commission’s estimates when other data is unavailable.
The publication is divided into five parts:
Post date: 5 Oct 2017
Call for expression of interest
The European Commission invites Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) support organisations, green solution providers and regional authorities in the European Union to put themselves forward if they are interested in participating in a pilot project providing them respectively with training, support and policy advice regarding resource efficiency, eco-innovation and circular economy.
Post date: 23 Aug 2017
Ricardo Energy & Environment, CE Delft and DNV GL have evaluated initial results from Horizon 2020 projects under the responsibility of DG Energy. These projects fall in four areas:
Low Carbon Energy (grids and storage)
Low Carbon Energy Renewable Energy System Market Uptake
Smart Cities and Communities
The evaluation has focused particularly on:
Post date: 16 Aug 2017