EC - European Commission

This report and its two annexes present the findings from monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and from other information at national and Union level relevant to climate change. The accompanying Staff Working Document includes additional technical information and data related to progress towards the Kyoto and EU 2020 objectives. It also provides the references for the main data and figures presented in this report. 
Post date: 21 Nov 2015
Type: Publication

The European Commission's “Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy”, presented in February 2015, has created a new momentum to bring about the transition to a low-carbon, secure and competitive economy.
Post date: 21 Nov 2015
Type: Publication

On 19 November 2015, the European Commission requested France and the Netherlands to ensure the full transposition of the Energy Efficiency Directive - EED (Directive 2012/27/EU). 
Post date: 19 Nov 2015
Type: News

On 19 November 2015, the European Commission decided to refer GREECE to the Court of Justice of the European Union for not having calculated the cost-optimal levels of minimum energy performance requirements for buildings. 
Post date: 19 Nov 2015
Type: News

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.This publication provides an overview of the most relevant annual energy-related statistics for the European Union as a whole and for each of its Member States.
Post date: 9 Nov 2015
Type: Publication

Commission communication in the framework of the implementation of Commission Regulation (EU) No 813/2013 implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for space heaters and combination heaters and of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 811/2013 suppleme
Post date: 5 Nov 2015
Type: Publication

Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-17, adopted by the European Commission in October 2015, is directly aligned with the policy priorities of the Commission and will contribute to the Jobs, Growth and Investment Package, Digital Single Market, Energy Union and Climate change policy, and Internal Market with stronger industry, helping to strengthen Europe’s global competitiveness, create new and sustainable jobs, and promote growth. Specifically regarding the energy and climate sector, the priorities include the following: 
Post date: 3 Nov 2015
Type: Publication

A new study carried out for the European Commission shows that if the energy efficiency rules and eco-design product standards were globally harmonised, the savings in energy and greenhouse gas emissions would be enormous. Up to 7,600 TWh of electricity would be saved by 2030 – a 13% reduction on the business as usual scenario. This saving is equivalent to closing 165 coal-fired power plants, or taking 132 million cars off the road globally.
Post date: 2 Nov 2015
Type: News

On 13 October 2015, the European Commission adopted a new Work Programme for 2016-17 and will invest almost €16 billion in research and innovation in the next two years under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding scheme. In the context of the new work programme, the following calls have been announced: 
Post date: 29 Oct 2015
Type: News

At the UN climate talks that took place in Bonn from 19-23 October 2015, the last official negotiating session before the Paris summit, some progress was made on the draft text for the new global climate agreement due to be adopted in December, but key issues still remain open. 
Post date: 26 Oct 2015
Type: News