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The legislation requires all large enterprises based in the European Union - with at least 250 employees, or annual revenues over €50 million and an annual balance sheet of over €43 million - to comply with the national energy audit obligation, including calculating their total energy consumption and identifying saving opportunities across their estate, every four years.  
Post date: 19 Nov 2019
Type: News

One of the main priorities of Jean-Claude Juncker when he became President of the European Commission was to establish an Energy Union which ensures the clean, secure and affordable supply of energy to all Europeans.  
Post date: 4 Nov 2019
Type: Publication

EU rules on energy taxation no longer deliver the same positive contribution as when they first came into force in 2003, according to a new report published by Commission services on 12 September 2019.   While the evaluation of the Energy Taxation Directive (ETD) does not make any policy recommendations, it explores how more environmentally friendly policies could better support the EU’s wider climate change commitments.  
Post date: 10 Ott 2019
Type: Publication

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 Set 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 Set 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 Lug 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 Lug 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 Giu 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 Giu 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 Mag 2019
Type: Publication