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As part of the European Green Deal, the Commission will put forward a comprehensive plan to increase the EU’s 2030 climate target in September this year. The plan will propose to increase the EU’s current 2030 target of at least -40% greenhouse gas emission reductions to at least -50% and towards -55%, compared to 1990 emission levels.  
Post date: 1 Apr 2020
Type: News

Cultural Heritage in Action is one of the actions of the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage  of the European Commission. It is a peer-learning programme that will allow over 100 local and regional policy makers to exchange knowledge on cultural heritage, with a focus on participatory governance, adaptive reuse and quality of interventions.  
Post date: 27 Feb 2020
Type: News

Primary energy consumption in the EU was 4.9% above the efficiency target for 2020, Eurostat said, while final energy consumption – at the consumer level – was slightly better, at 3.2% above benchmark. The EU has an energy efficiency target of reducing energy consumption by 20% by 2020 but it has consistently underperformed in meeting that objective.  
Post date: 14 Feb 2020
Type: News

Digitalisation of the economy is one of the priorities set by the European Union (EU). The Strategy for a Digital Single Market, developed by the European Commission (EC) in 2015, outlined the path for the EU to build the right digital environment. The aim is to maximise the growth potential of the digital economy in Europe and to ensure European industries are at the forefront of developing and exploiting digital technologies of the markets of the future.  
Post date: 13 Jan 2020
Type: Publication

The energy sector is one of the pillars of growth, competitiveness and development for modern economies. To keep up with the ongoing transformation of the energy sector in Europe, we need data that is accurate and up-to-date.  
Post date: 13 Dez 2019
Type: Publication

On December 11 the European Commission presented The European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU's economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all.  
Post date: 13 Dez 2019
Type: News

The legislation requires all large enterprises based in the European Union - with at least 250 employees, or annual revenues over €50 million and an annual balance sheet of over €43 million - to comply with the national energy audit obligation, including calculating their total energy consumption and identifying saving opportunities across their estate, every four years.  
Post date: 19 Nov 2019
Type: News

One of the main priorities of Jean-Claude Juncker when he became President of the European Commission was to establish an Energy Union which ensures the clean, secure and affordable supply of energy to all Europeans.  
Post date: 4 Nov 2019
Type: Publication

EU rules on energy taxation no longer deliver the same positive contribution as when they first came into force in 2003, according to a new report published by Commission services on 12 September 2019.   While the evaluation of the Energy Taxation Directive (ETD) does not make any policy recommendations, it explores how more environmentally friendly policies could better support the EU’s wider climate change commitments.  
Post date: 10 Okt 2019
Type: Publication

The European Commission established the EU High-Level Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) to help develop an overarching and comprehensive EU roadmap on sustainable finance. It requested advice on how to ‘steer the flow of capital towards sustainable investments; identify steps that financial institutions and supervisors should take to protect the financial system from sustainability risks; and deploy these policies on a pan-European scale’.
Post date: 8 Sep 2019
Type: Publication