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 COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS on Delivering a New Deal for Energy Consumers The European Commission, recognising that citizens must be at the core of the Energy Union, presents a Communication on delivering a new deal empowering energy consumers. The new deal is based on a three-pillar strategy: 
Post date: 16 Jul 2015
Type: Publication

On 15 July 2015, the European Commission presented a package of proposals to deliver a new deal for energy consumers, to launch a redesign of the European electricity market, to update energy efficiency labelling and to revise the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). 
Post date: 15 Jul 2015
Type: News

The growing awareness of the benefits of biomaterials has led ISOBIO, a European research project, to focus on developing insulating solutions relying on bio-based aggregates such as straw or clay. The ISOBIO scientists say that by using locally sourced plant waste, it may be possible to halve the embodied energy involved in producing insulation panels. Plant waste has the added bonus of locking CO2 inside the insulation material, reducing its overall carbon footprint.
Post date: 22 Jun 2015
Type: News

 On 18 June 2015, the European Commission announced the winners of the inaugural European Green Leaf 2015 competition. Mollet del Vallès (Spain) and Torres Vedras (Portugal) became the first cities to receive the award, in recognition of their commitment to better environmental practices and green growth. The title was presented by Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, at a ceremony held in Bristol, the current European Green Capital. 
Post date: 19 Jun 2015
Type: News

The German city of Essen has won the European Green Capital Award for 2017. The award ceremony was held in the UK, in Bristol -the European Green Capital 2015- on 18 June 2015. The award was presented by Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. 
Post date: 19 Jun 2015
Type: News

In June 2015, the European Commission (EC) requested Austria to fully transpose the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) into national law. 
Post date: 18 Jun 2015
Type: News

On 18 June 2015, the European Commission (EC) referred Greece to the EU Court of Justice for failing to transpose the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED). In February 2015, the Commission had sent a reasoned opinion to Greece, requesting the country to notify the EC of all transposition measures for the Directive. Until the 18 of June 2015, no legislation transposing the EED into national law has been adopted and/or notified to the EC. 
Post date: 18 Jun 2015
Type: News

Presented on 16 June 2015, the European Commission's Renewable Energy Progress Report reveals that EU countries are well on the way to meeting the EU's target for 20% renewable energy in the overall energy supply by 2020. The report shows that, apart from this target, the EU is also on track to meet the challenging 10% target for renewable energy use in transport. 
Post date: 17 Jun 2015
Type: News

REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS: Renewable Energy Progress Report 2015 - Draft report    
Post date: 17 Jun 2015
Type: Publication

 Three energy efficiency and renewable energy projects from Spain, the United Kingdom and Austria have won the prestigious EU Sustainable Energy Europe Awards for their innovative, consumer-empowering ideas. 
Post date: 17 Jun 2015
Type: News