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(from a press release) European Commission confirms eligibility of revised technical concept for new Danish-German offshore interconnector Energinet.dk and 50Hertz plan to establish a 400 MW offshore interconnection between national power grids  25 September 2015. Fredericia, Berlin. The European Commission has now granted the revised technical layout for the world’s first offshore interconnection that is…

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Update 2 October: the Treaty references have been ‘erroneously deleted’ from the draft conclusions of the 26 November Energy Council. The General Secretariat of the Council sent a corrigendum. Still missing from Treaty refs though: the legal condition for Member States’ right to determine their energy mix: ‘Without prejudice to the application of other provisions of the Treaties‘….

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As announced in the Energy Union Strategy Framework, the EU Commission ‘will review all relevant energy efficiency legislation and will propose revisions, where needed, to underpin the [at least 27% energy savings by] 2030 target.’ Part of this task is to review the current energy labelling directive. The draft document was prepared in 2014 and has been…

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At the European Council in October 2014, the 28 Heads of State and Government agreed on a new EU climate and energy framework until 2030. The decision provides for a binding EU climate target of at least 40% of domestic greenhouse gas reduction (compar…

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Google-translated (with my own improvements; emphasis mine) from German government press release (24 June 2015). Federal Minister Gabriel and EU Commission Vice-President Šefčovič discussed the European Energy Union The Federal Minister of Economy and Energy, Sigmar Gabriel today in Berlin has met the Vice-President of the European Commission, Maros Sefcovic. Subject of the conversation were the European Energy…

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As announced in the Energy Union Strategy Framework, the EU Commission is preparing ‘an ambitious legislative proposal to redesign the electricity market and linking wholesale and retail.’ The idea is that this ‘will increase security of supply and ensure that the electricity market will be better adapted to the energy transition which will bring in…

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EU Commission Vice-President Sefcovic is touring Europe to promote and discuss the European Energy Union. ‘The Energy Union Tour will feed into the first State of the Energy Union report, which the Commission will present to the European Parliament and Council in the autumn of this year. It will become an important instrument to monitor…

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As announced in the Energy Union Strategy Framework, the EU Commission is preparing ‘an ambitious legislative proposal to redesign the electricity market and linking wholesale and retail.’ The idea is that this ‘will increase security of supply and ensure that the electricity market will be better adapted to the energy transition which will bring in…

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Google-translated (which needed many own improvements) from German source (15 May 2015). Kindergarten in the EU Commission In theory, seven Vice-Presidents and a new structure should bring more momentum to the work of the Commission. Instead, the Vice-…

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