EC - European Commission

The European Commission established the EU High-Level Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) to help develop an overarching and comprehensive EU roadmap on sustainable finance. It requested advice on how to ‘steer the flow of capital towards sustainable investments; identify steps that financial institutions and supervisors should take to protect the financial system from sustainability risks; and deploy these policies on a pan-European scale’.
Post date: 8 Sep 2019
Type: Publication

The newsletter from DG Energy of the European Commission is now available.   Top stories: - Renewables boost competitiveness of EU industry - Establishing a smart readiness indicator for buildings   Other news: - Climate action: EIB to finance construction of 21 wind farms in Spain - EU annual hard coal consumption declines further - Eurostat 2017 figures on oil import dependency rates   Upcoming events:
Post date: 3 Sep 2019
Type: News

Il settore finanziario ha un ruolo chiave nel guidare gli investimenti verso tecnologie e imprese più sostenibili, finanziare una crescita di lungo termine e contribuire alla creazione di un'economia circolare, a basse emissioni di carbonio e resiliente.   La Commissione Europea ha lanciato un Action Plan sulla Finanza Sostenibile con l’obiettivo di orientare gli investimenti finanziari in tale direzione.  
Post date: 22 Jul 2019
Type: News

What do you think are the most pressing challenges that EU-funded research and innovation should tackle? What are the most important impacts – scientific, technological, economic, societal – that EU-funded research and innovation should target?   Now you can share your views with the European Commission.  
Post date: 7 Jul 2019
Type: News

&The European Local Energy Assistance (ELENA) is a successful joint initiative between the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Commission (Smart Finance for Smart Buildings).   It offers technical assistance for investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings and innovative urban transport projects through schemes.
Post date: 28 Jun 2019
Type: Publication

Today, the European Commission has published a series of recommendations on the modernisation of buildings, specifying how Member States should implement the revised building modernisation aspects of the Energy performance of buildings directive (EPBD) 2018/844 to national law.  
Post date: 27 Jun 2019
Type: News

The European Transmission System operators (TSOs) for electricity and gas play a central role in the energy system. Investments in transmission networks by TSOs are crucial for the integration of the European electricity and gas markets and the integration of a growing share of renewables. Transmission networks can also facilitate the integration of storage and Power-to-X technologies in the market. The incentives for TSOs to invest are highly dependent on the National Regulatory Framework (NRF) in Member States.  
Post date: 16 May 2019
Type: Publication

Are you interested in funding opportunities for research, innovation and market uptake projects on clean energy? Then mark in your agenda this year's Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days which will take place on 25-27 June in Brussels.   The event will help you in preparing successful proposals for Horizon 2020 calls (total budget of some EUR 640 million!) for the year 2020.
Post date: 16 May 2019
Type: Event

The Commission adopted today a draft mandate to engage -- on behalf of the European Union in the negotiations to modernise the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) -- a plurilateral trade and investment agreement applicable to the energy sector to which the EU is part. These negotiations aim to revise the provisions of the Treaty in a way to reflect the EU’s reformed approach on investment protection and achieve greater legal certainty and clarity of the rules applicable to the protection of investments.   
Post date: 16 May 2019
Type: News

The European Commission wishes to invite you to share your views on the benefits - or downsides - of the Construction 2020 initiative and your ideas on how it could evolve in the coming years.   Your opinions about Construction 2020 will help the European Commission to better serve your needs. This is why we invite you to complete this questionnaire.  
Post date: 30 Apr 2019
Type: News