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2019. 04. 18.

Climate change will be key issue in EU elections, poll shows

As many as 77% of potential voters identify global warming as an important criterion when deciding who to vote for at the May European elections, according to an opinion poll published 16 April. A new survey by Ipsos MORI reveals how much climate change has climbed up on the priority list of...
2019. 04. 01.

MEPs agree on future regional and cohesion funding

Parliament adopted new funding rules to strengthen the EU’s economic, social and territorial cohesion, with 475 votes to 93 and 53 abstentions. 
2019. 03. 06.

Euractive: Cañete sees gas as ‘a bridge’ to reach EU’s clean energy goals

Natural gas will remain “an important component” of the EU’s energy mix for decades to come, but its role will evolve by the mid-century to become a “complement” to wind and solar power, the EU’s energy chief has said in comments that has ruffled feathers in the...
2019. 03. 04.

National 2030 energy efficiency targets: a mixed picture

The European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, and his two DGs, announced that all 28 Members States have submitted their draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), and are made available on the Commission’s website. The Commission has until end of June to...
2019. 02. 18.

Share of renewable energy in the EU up to 17.5% in 2017

Eleven Member States already achieved their 2020 targets. In 2017, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy, in the European Union (EU), reached 17.5%, up from 17.0% in 2016 and more than double the share in 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the data are...
2019. 02. 08.

Energy consumption continues to rise in Europe

Energy consumption in Europe rose for the third consecutive year in 2017, pulling the EU further away from its 2020 energy efficiency objective, according to official figures published on Thursday (7 February). 
2018. 10. 24.

IEA reports large energy efficiency gains but calls for accelerated efforts

Energy-saving efforts continue to deliver vast gains, but their progress is slowing and will need at least a doubling of investment in order to reach global sustainability goals, according to the International Energy Agency’s new Energy Efficiency 2018 market report, released last week. ...
2018. 10. 08.

EU taskforce on 2020 targets put in place

Faced with the third year in a row of growing energy demand across the EU, the Commission has put in place a Member States’ expert taskforce to assess the causes and discuss ways to ensure the 2020 energy efficiency target is achieved.  
2018. 09. 18.

Multi-level support for local authorities to improve energy efficiency

Local authorities and policy makers, as local consumers and producers (‘prosumers’) of energy, are in the position to lead the local sustainable energy transition. Energy efficiency (EE) is a cornerstone of sustainable energy policies as EPBD and relevant national regulation on nZEB...
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2018. 08. 08.

New comparable household prices for electricity / gas

For the first time, Eurostat is publishing prices for electricity and natural gas that are fully comparable across countries. With the new data requested in Regulation (EU) 2016/1952, Eurostat is now able to calculate the weighted average price reflecting total household consumption. In the past,...