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#EnergyUnion: Consumers to have more choice and greater energy

#EnergyUnion: Consumers to have more choice and greater energy

| February 22, 2018

More competition in the electricity market, better information to consumers and small energy producers and plans to tackle shortages during crises are addressed in this energy package. The Industry and Energy Committee are pushing for rules leading to more efficient competition and prices on the market. MEPs also amended proposals to empower and protect consumers […]

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Creating a true EU #electricity market to benefit consumers

Creating a true EU #electricity market to benefit consumers

| February 22, 2018

“We want to do away with heavy state subsidies and instead let the market do the job of supplying industries and households with affordable and secure energy inside the EU”, said the EPP Group Spokesman in the Industry Committee, Krišjānis Kariņš MEP, after the 20 February vote on both a Regulation and a Directive on […]

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New electricity rules: Compare prices, switch suppliers, produce at home

New electricity rules: Compare prices, switch suppliers, produce at home

| February 21, 2018

New EU rules regarding electricity are set to give consumers more powers ©AP Images/European Union – EP  Consumers will enjoy additional rights for electricity thanks to new EU rules on access to price comparison sites, use of home-produced energy and energy monitors. The new rules will need to be approved by Parliament before they can […]

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#EUAuditors publish background paper on wind and solar power production

#EUAuditors publish background paper on wind and solar power production

| February 21, 2018

The European Court of Auditors has published a background paper on EU and member state support for wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation. Background papers follow the announcements of audits and provide information on ongoing audit tasks. They are a source of information for those interested in the policy and/or programmes being audited. The […]

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Designer #Westwood stages London fashion #fracking protest

Designer #Westwood stages London fashion #fracking protest

| February 19, 2018

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood brought models off the catwalk and onto the streets of London in an anti-fracking protest on Thursday (15 February), writes Helena Williams. The punk icon was joined by her son Joe Corre outside the central London offices of British petrochemicals firm Ineos, which is seeking to develop shale gas projects in […]

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Renewable energy: EU has cost-effective potential to use more #renewables

Renewable energy: EU has cost-effective potential to use more #renewables

| February 19, 2018

On 19 February, Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete and the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Adnan Amin will launch in Brussels a new report on renewable energy prospects in the European Union. Prepared by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the report identifies cost-effective renewable energy options across all […]

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#EnergyConsumption2016: Above energy efficiency target

#EnergyConsumption2016: Above energy efficiency target

| February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The European Union (EU) has committed itself to reducing energy consumption by 20% by 2020 compared to projections. This objective is also known as the 20% energy efficiency target. In other words, the EU has pledged to attaining a primary energy consumption of no more than 1,483 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe) and a final […]

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