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  The Juncker Commission's contribution to the One Planet Summit, Paris, 12 December 2017    
Post date: 16 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

What is it?   The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) is an initiative supported by the European Commission bringing together cities, industry, SMEs, banks, research centres and other smart city actors.
Post date: 7 Dec 2017
Type: Link

Amending Directive 94/22/EC, Directive 98/70/EC, Directive 2009/31/EC, Regulation (EC) No 663/2009, Regulation (EC) No 715/2009, Directive 2009/73/EC, Council Directive 2009/119/EC, Directive 2010/31/EU, Directive 2012/27/EU, Directive 2013/30/EU and Council Directive (EU) 2015/652 and repealing Regulation (EU) No 525/2013    
Post date: 6 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE, THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS, AND THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK - COM(2016) 763 final     Accelerating the transition to a low-carbon competitive economy is both an urgent necessity and a tremendous opportunity for Europe. It is a central challenge of our time. Failure may put our welfare at stake. Success would open unprecedented economic opportunities and new avenues to prosperity, welfare and growth.  
Post date: 31 Oct 2017
Type: Publication

Delivering the energy transition for jobs, growth and investment     This high-level conference, which will take place on 7 November 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, focuses on how to finance clean energy as well as create jobs and boost economic growth.  
Post date: 11 Oct 2017
Type: Event

This publication provides an overview of the most relevant annual energy relatedstatistics for the European Union as a whole and for each of its Member States.   The data contained in this pocketbook is drawn from several sources: from the European Commission’s services, from international organisations such as the European Environment Agency and the International Energy Agency and also from the European Commission’s estimates when other data is unavailable.   The publication is divided into five parts:  
Post date: 5 Oct 2017
Type: Publication

Call for expression of interest     The European Commission invites Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) support organisations, green solution providers and regional authorities in the European Union to put themselves forward if they are interested in participating in a pilot project providing them respectively with training, support and policy advice regarding resource efficiency, eco-innovation and circular economy.  
Post date: 23 Aug 2017
Type: News

Final report     Ricardo Energy & Environment, CE Delft and DNV GL have evaluated initial results from Horizon 2020 projects under the responsibility of DG Energy. These projects fall in four areas:   Energy Efficiency Low Carbon Energy (grids and storage) Low Carbon Energy Renewable Energy System Market Uptake Smart Cities and Communities The evaluation has focused particularly on:  
Post date: 16 Aug 2017
Type: Publication

This document presents the final report for the study for a comprehensive assessment of the macro-level and sectoral impacts of energy efficiency policies. The report is a first attempt to apply this framework to make a comprehensive quantitative assessment of such multiple benefits and their trade-offs. It shows that enhanced energy efficiency in Europe beyond a 27% target for 2030 could led to substantial social, economic and environmental effects.  
Post date: 20 Jul 2017
Type: Publication

There are many BUILD UP news items referring to infringement, e.g.: http://www.buildup.eu/en/search/infringement   According to the EU treaties, the European Commission may take legal action – an infringement procedure – against an EU Member State that fails to implement EU law. The Commission may refer the issue to the European Court of Justice, which in certain cases can impose financial penalties.  
Post date: 18 Jul 2017
Type: Ask the Experts