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Open letter from Members of the S&D group to the Maltese Presidency RE: Role of citizens and cooperatives in the Clean Energy Package. The recast of the Renewables Directive sets the level of energy from renewable sources in the EU at 27% in 2030. The S&D group will push for at least 40% by 2030…

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The long awaited and much anticipated Energy Union “Jumbo Package” – a package of 8 new and reviewed EU energy draft legislation – is currently in so-called Inter Service Consultation within the European Commission. The package is scheduled to be adopted, presented and published on Wednesday 30 November. Member of European Parliament & Spokesperson for…

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On 8 November 2016, the European Commission informed the European Parliament and the Council of the EU about the progress of the EU towards the ‘at least -40% domestic greenhouse gas emissions versus 1990’ target as agreed in EU’s 2030 Climate & Energy Policy Framework. The communication ‘Implementing the Paris Agreement – Progress of the…

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On Tuesday 11 October, EU Member States’ delegates will meet with EU Commission and EU Parliament delegates to discuss the roll-out of clearer energy labels that would help consumers save money. It could be the last time they meet (it’s their third so-called informal trialogue) if they reach a final deal on the issue. Right now, the…

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On Tuesday 7 June, EU Transport Ministers will debate the urgent need to close legal loopholes that allow car emissions defeat devices under certain circumstances. The debate follows up on revelations that certain carmakers have used defeat devices to cheat emission tests and that NOx emissions are much higher on the road than in laboratory… » read more

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On Monday 30 May, EU Ministers signed the so-called ‘Pact of Amsterdam‘, which sets out the principles of the Urban Agenda for the EU. Among the priority themes are energy, climate and air pollution. ‘The declaration comes just four days before national governments are set to water down proposed EU caps on air pollution at…

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On 23-24 May, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete was in Algiers to strengthen the EU’s energy cooperation with Algeria. Together with the Algeria’s energy Minister Mr Salah Khebri, he opened the very first EU-Algeria Business Forum dedicated to energy. The Forum, a concrete follow-up of the EU-Algeria Political Dialogue on Energy…

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