EC - European Commission

Note: document links updated 6 January 2016 
Post date: 17 Dec 2015
Type: News

On 10 December 2015, the European Commission sent a reasoned opinion to Portugal, requesting the correct transposition of all the requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Directive 2010/31/EU) into national law. A detailed examination of the Portugese legislation transposing the Directive revealed the following: 
Post date: 10 Dec 2015
Type: News

A series of high-profile events showcase energy efficiency & renewables as cost effective, technologically sound and environmentally sustainable.  On 30 November 2015, after months of planning, anticipation and excitement, COP21 – the United Nations summit on climate change set to define a global commitment on slashing greenhouse gas emissions – finally opened its doors. 
Post date: 1 Dec 2015
Type: News

 The new DG Energy brochure on renewables shows how bold policies agreed to by the countries of the European Union have made this growth happen. From the EU-wide legally binding target for a 20% share of renewables by 2020 to at least a 27% share by 2030, EU policies have set the foundations for a strong, world-leading sector. 
Post date: 1 Dec 2015
Type: Publication

The European Commission presents its position and objectives ahead of the United Nations climate change conference in Paris. 
Post date: 26 Nov 2015
Type: News

More than nine out of ten European citizens are concerned about climate change and support action across the world.  
Post date: 25 Nov 2015
Type: News

The European Commission invites for feedback on the preparation of the EED Review, foreseen for the first half of 2016.   On 4 November 2015, the European Commission launched a public consultation, the objective of which is to consult stakeholders and citizens on the Review of Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency (EED). The Review has a targeted approach and will focus on the following articles:  
Post date: 24 Nov 2015
Type: News

 Commission asks for feedback for the preparation of new renewable energy rules for the period 2020-2030. On 24 November 2015, the European Commission launched a public consultation, inviting stakeholders to provide their opinions on what an EU regulatory framework on renewable energy should look like for the post-2020 period. 
Post date: 24 Nov 2015
Type: News

 New EC report shows a decrease of 7% in final energy consumption and of 8% in primary energy consumption in the EU between 2005 and 2013. 
Post date: 23 Nov 2015
Type: News

On 18 November 2015, the European Commission published the first State of the Energy Union Report which shows that much progress has already been made since the adoption of the Energy Union Framework Strategy nine months ago. According to the report, the EU is on track to meet both the 2020 emissions reduction target of 20% and the Kyoto Protocol targets.
Post date: 21 Nov 2015
Type: News