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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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#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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Market opportunities emerge as Central and Eastern Europe race to catch up with #EUEnergyTransition, finds new report

Market opportunities emerge as Central and Eastern Europe race to catch up with #EUEnergyTransition, finds new report

| March 29, 2019

The necessary transition towards low-carbon energy in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) opens up new investment opportunities in energy-saving design and technology in the region, a new report has found. As the European Union develops its long-term strategy for achieving a low-carbon economy, a study by the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) highlights the business […]

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#EnergyUnion – Climate action and energy commissioner hosts fourth EU-Norway Conference

#EnergyUnion – Climate action and energy commissioner hosts fourth EU-Norway Conference

| February 5, 2019

The 4th EU-Norway Energy Conference takes place in Brussels on 5 February 2019. Under the theme ‘Working together for a successful energy transition’, it will be hosted by Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, and Norwegian Petroleum and Energy Minister Kjell Børge Freiberg. Discussions will focus on the efforts needed to modernize the power […]

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#EnergyUnion – EU invests further €800 million in priority energy infrastructure

#EnergyUnion – EU invests further €800 million in priority energy infrastructure

| January 25, 2019

Member states have voted on a Commission proposal to invest almost €800 million in key European energy infrastructure projects with major cross-border benefits. The EU funding comes from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the European support programme for trans-European infrastructure. Priority is given to projects that increase competitiveness, enhance the EU’s security of energy supply through the […]

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#Norway – After #COP24 real work starts

#Norway – After #COP24 real work starts

| December 20, 2018

UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) participants in Katowice, Poland, have concluded the three-year international negotiations by agreeing on a joint rule book to implement the Paris agreement that will take effect in 2024. The agreements reached will apply equally both to developed and developing countries in assessing and reporting greenhouse gas emissions, global performance assessment […]

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