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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

This special report by the European Court of Auditors assesses whether an adequate framework for protecting the integrity of the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) as a market-based mechanism was established; it also assesses the progress of the actual implementation of the EU ETS during its phase II (2008–12), so that lessons can be learned for the future development of this policy tool. 
Post date: 13 Jul 2015
Type: Publication

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

The project “Clean Energy Cooperation with India (CECI)” aims to enhance India's capacity to deploy low carbon energy production and improve energy efficiency, thereby contributing to the mitigation of global climate change. Project activities will support India's efforts to secure the supply of energy and thus contribute to global energy security. Among others, European businesses in the energy technologies sector (renewables, energy efficiency, electrical network equipment) are to be involved. 
Post date: 10 Jun 2015
Type: News

The strategy described in this document builds on a number of strengths and lessons learnt from the application of current policies, as well as from the effectiveness of the European Union's response to previous energy supply crises. According to the report, Europe has made significant progress towards completion of the energy internal market with increased interconnections; it has one of the best records worldwide in terms of energy intensity and a more balanced energy mix than its major partners. 
Post date: 26 May 2015
Type: Publication

The European Commission has presented a framework for climate and energy policies in the period 2020 to 2030. This framework proposes ambitious targets for greenhouse gas emissions reduction and renewable energy as part of the European Union's (EU) transition to a competitive low carbon economy. It also promotes reduced energy dependency and more affordable energy for business and consumers via a well-functioning internal market.
Post date: 18 May 2015
Type: Publication

Currently, the European Union has energy rules set at the European level, but in practice it has 28 national regulatory frameworks. An integrated energy market is needed to create more competition, lead to greater market efficiency through better use of energy generation facilities across the EU and to produce affordable prices for consumers.
Post date: 15 May 2015
Type: Publication

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS: Resource Efficiency Opportunities in the Building Sector 
Post date: 18 Apr 2015
Type: Publication

The 111th plenary session of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) of the European Union took place in Brussels, Belgium, on 16-17 April 2015. 
Post date: 18 Apr 2015
Type: News