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The EU Ministers for Energy will meet on Monday 6 June 2016. While the meeting page currently (9 May) contains no agenda or documents, the EU Council Presidency indicated what will be its provisional agenda: Non-legislative activities (poss.) Approval of the list of “A” items New Electricity Market Design (policy debate) Communication from the Commission…… » read more

  Posted by EU energy & climate blog by @StollmeyerEU

The European Union has announced a $2.3-million feasibility study of a natural gas pipeline between Cyprus and Europe — one of the continent’s latest efforts to reduce its dependence on Russian gas. Cyprus has had success developing gas fields off its eastern and southern coasts that are closer to Europe than Middle Eastern gas. Although… » read more

  Posted by The Eurasian Policy & Energy Hub

Despite the efforts dedicated and the measures implemented to improve and achieve a more sustainable European building sector, it seems like not enough has been done to meet the energy and climate goals established by the EU. There is evidence that the new buildings are not a potential market anymore. As a consequence, existing buildings… » read more

  Posted by Europa Media

On Wednesday 13 April the European Commission presented an interim report on its sector inquiry on electricity capacity mechanisms. (On Twitter a.k.a. the #PowerProbe on #CapacityMarkets.) A public consultation on the Power Probe (the interim report and the annexed staff working document) starts as of today; the deadline for comments is 6 July 2016. The… » read more

  Posted by EU energy & climate blog by @StollmeyerEU

La vittoria del “Sì” al referendum del 17 aprile porterebbe politiche energetiche e climatiche migliori? È più ragionevole pensare di no. Con il referendum del prossimo 17 aprile gli italiani hanno la possibilità di bloccare il rinnovo delle licenze per le attività di estrazione di idrocarburi esistenti e situate fino a 12 miglia dalla costa.… » read more

  Posted by Brainstorm on Politics and Economics of the EU

Ahead of a referendum in the Netherlands on the association agreement between the European Union and Ukraine, Olexi Pasyuk from the National Ecological Centre of Ukraine discusses the agreement’s importance for Ukraine’s civil society and why Europe must still improve how it engages with the country. by Olexi Pasyuk, cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog. (The… » read more

  Posted by Bankwatch

(Photo credit: REUTERS/Christian Charisius) The European Commission recently presented a sustainable energy security package, which concludes that natural gas is the path to “energy security”. Unfortunately, this gas pivot will intensify tensions in an already wobbly union and extend the EU’s fossil fuel dependency. An efficient and effective Energy Union will require true solidarity –… » read more

  Posted by Politheor: European Policy Network

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e_P_8dP6EQ Now that 195 nations have promised to signed up to the Paris climate agreement, the hard work begins. The signatories have all committed to ramping up their fight against climate change, but what happens next will prove crucial. The new five-year national plans to reduce global warming will provide the roadmap for action. Continuing… » read more

  Posted by Kaj Embren

Guest blog post by Panama Bartholomy, Project Director at the Investor Confidence Project Europe. At the recent Investor Days event, I had the personal privilege of hosting three panels of representatives from the financial sector (Deutsche Bank, Amber Infrastructure, UK Green Investment Bank, Joule Assets, European Investment Bank, SUSI Partners, and Triodos Bank) focused on… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

While the Energy Community yesterday failed to consider more stringent air pollution rules for the Western Balkans, a new report quantifies the health costs of the region’s coal burning both within the region itself as well as in the neighbouring European Union. by Ioana Ciuta, cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog I often hear that countries… » read more

  Posted by Bankwatch

Current EU support is not just a distraction from the energy path Ukraine needs to take, it also puts countless communities in Ukraine and abroad at risk. by Iryna Holovko, Ukrainian campaigner for Bankwatch (cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog) European decision makers had good intentions, but in their efforts to help ensure Ukraine’s energy security,… » read more

  Posted by Bankwatch

Oil production has outstripped demand to the point that the world has a 1-billion-barrel surplus that will take at least five years to work off, industry analysts say. Until the backlog is gone, oil prices will wallow, although where they will be at in a given month or year is hard to predict, the experts… » read more

  Posted by The Eurasian Policy & Energy Hub

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