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Energy taxation rules are out of step with #EUEnergy and climate ambition, new report finds

Energy taxation rules are out of step with #EUEnergy and climate ambition, new report finds

| September 12, 2019

EU rules on energy taxation no longer deliver the same positive contribution as when they first came into force in 2003, according to a new report published by Commission services today (12 September). While the evaluation of the Energy Taxation Directive (ETD) does not make any policy recommendations, it explores how more environmentally friendly policies could […]

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#FORATOM – #NuclearEuropeLeaders call for industry and policymakers to work together for a prosperous and carbon-free Europe

#FORATOM – #NuclearEuropeLeaders call for industry and policymakers to work together for a prosperous and carbon-free Europe

| June 27, 2019

Senior representatives from across the nuclear supply chain have outlined what they believe needs to be done in order to achieve a decarbonized Europe by 2050, whilst at the same time maintaining growth and jobs. In their joint manifesto they call upon EU policymakers to work with them to overcome the hurdles which have the […]

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#EnergyUnion – Commission calls on member states to step up ambition in plans to implement Paris agreement

#EnergyUnion – Commission calls on member states to step up ambition in plans to implement Paris agreement

| June 19, 2019

The Commission has published its assessment of member states’ draft plans to implement the EU’s Energy Union objectives, and in particular the agreed EU 2030 energy and climate targets. The Commission’s assessment finds that the national plans already represent significant efforts but points to several areas where there is room for improvement, notably as concerns […]

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#StateAid – Commission opens in-depth investigation into #Lithuania electricity strategic reserve measure

#StateAid – Commission opens in-depth investigation into #Lithuania electricity strategic reserve measure

| June 4, 2019

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether Lithuanian support to energy company AB Lietuvos Energija in the context of a strategic reserve measure, which was in place in Lithuania until 2018, may have unduly favoured the company and distorted competition in the Single Market, in breach of EU state aid rules. […]

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#ESG – Towards growth through sustainable development

#ESG – Towards growth through sustainable development

| May 22, 2019

The current volatile business market environment is increasingly characterised by valuations driven by sentiment. Investor attention and interest around the topic of Environment, Society and Governance (ESG). While solid company fundamentals remain the core of the story, it is critical for a company to shape a positive public and investor perception. The largest global investors already […]

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#EnergyCharterTreaty – Commission asks for mandate to negotiate modernization of investment provisions

#EnergyCharterTreaty – Commission asks for mandate to negotiate modernization of investment provisions

| May 16, 2019

The Commission has adopted a draft mandate to engage on behalf of the European Union in the negotiations  to modernize the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), a plurilateral trade and investment agreement applicable to the energy sector to which the EU is part. These negotiations aim to revise the provisions of the Treaty in a way […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves provisional measure ensuring security of local electricity supply in #Slovakia

#StateAid – Commission approves provisional measure ensuring security of local electricity supply in #Slovakia

| May 13, 2019

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules the compensation granted by Slovakia to electric utility company Slovenské Elektrárne a.s. for temporarily supplying a mandatory quantity of electricity from indigenous fuel sources into the Bystričany electricity system node in Slovakia. Slovakia notified the Commission of its plans to entrust electric utility company Slovenské […]

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