On 21 January 2017, the town of Essen in Germany officially becomes the European Green Capital for 2017. In the official European Green Capital Handover Ceremony, Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, will hand over the title for 2017 from Ljubljana to Essen.
Post date: 20 Jan 2017
On 19 January 2017, Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete kicked off a two-day visit to Greece. The purpose of the visit is to follow up on the Clean Energy for All Europeans package presented by the European Commission in November 2016 and to discuss issues regarding investment in the potential for renewable energy and in energy efficient buildings.
Post date: 19 Jan 2017
On 19 January 2017, a series of Calls for Proposals opened in the context of Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2016-17 in the area of Energy Efficiency.
Post date: 19 Jan 2017
On 22 December 2016, the European Commission appointed the members of the High-Level Expert Group on sustainable finance. The Group, which will start meeting as of January 2017, comprises 20 policy leaders from civil society, the finance sector and academia.
Post date: 23 Dec 2016
On 8 December 2016, a new Memorandum of Understanding to enhance energy cooperation between the EU and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was signed in London, United Kingdom, by EU Commissioner Arias Cañete and EBRD President Chakrabarti.
Post date: 16 Dec 2016
On 2 December 2016, the European Commission released a studyon the potential and functioning of green bond markets, demonstrating that green bonds have enjoyed extraordinary growth since they were first issued in 2007. The study also identifies key bottlenecks and measures to overcome them so they can fulfill their huge potential.
Post date: 13 Dec 2016
Renewable electricity, cleaner heating and cooling, decarbonised transport, empowered consumers and at least 27% renewables in the EU will bring clean energy for all Europeans.
Post date: 6 Dec 2016
A 30% energy efficiency target, efficient buildings, clarified ecodesign framework and measures, smarter finance to help Europe grow while meeting its climate goals easer.
Post date: 2 Dec 2016
Post date: 1 Dec 2016
Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast) - COM(2016) 767 final
This European Commission proposal for a revised Renewable Energy Directive is part of EC's new Clean Energy package, which was released on 30 November 2016.
Post date: 30 Nov 2016