The CA-RES3 (Concerted Action on the Renewable Energy Sources Directive) is a structured and confidential dialogue between national authorities responsible for the implementation of the Directive 2009/28/EC or their nominated representatives. In the CA-RES3, participating countries exchange experience and best practices, participate in a cross-learning process and develop common approaches.
Post date: 9 Apr 2019
By the end of 2019, Member States are required to notify their policies and measures and explain how they add up to meeting the energy savings requirement set out by Article 7, as part of their integrated national energy and climate plans (NECPs). Over the period from 2021 to 2030, the total amount of energy to be saved in the EU under Article 7 equates to more than three times the annual energy consumption of France, meaning that it will be a key contribution to meeting the EU 32.5% energy efficiency target and to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Post date: 15 Mar 2019
On 11 of March, the Commission has today adopted the final format and visual identity of new energy efficiency labels for 6 product groups:
-5 product groups of household appliances with "rescaled" labels: dishwashers; washing machines and washer-driers; refrigerators, including wine storage fridges; lamps; electronic displays, including televisions monitors and digital signage displays.
Post date: 15 Mar 2019
On 13th November European Parliament completed the parliamentary approval of half of the eight legislative proposals in the 2016 Clean Energy for All Europeans package, following the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive, which came into force on 9 July.
Post date: 14 Nov 2018
A European directive does require transposition by each member state into national legislation, whereby such transposition is not necessary in case of a regulation. In other words, a regulation is directly applicable to each citizen.
Post date: 28 Jun 2016
Type: Ask the Experts
DIRECTIVE 2003/87/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 13 October 2003establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC This Directive establishes a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community in order to promote reductions of greenhouse gas emissions in a cost-effective and economically efficient manner.
Post date: 4 Mar 2015
The text of the Directive in all languages and formats can be found at:http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:32004L0008:EN:HTML:NOT
Post date: 4 Sep 2013
The Treaty establishing the Energy Community states that its task is to organise the relations between the Parties and create a legal and economic framework in relation to Network Energy in order to:(a) create a stable regulatory and market framework capable of attracting investment in gas networks, power generation, and transmission and distribution networks.(b) create a single regulatory space for trade in Network Energy that is necessary to match the geographic extent of the concerned product markets,
Post date: 17 Dec 2012
Formal adoption by the Council is expected within the next few weeks. Once adopted by the Council, it will enter into force 20 days after publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. Member States will have 18 months to transpose it into national laws.
Post date: 20 Oct 2012
Energy efficiency in buildings is at the forefront of this effort. Inter alia:
Post date: 8 Oct 2012