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On 1 February 2017, in line with its commitment to report annually on the state of the Energy Union, the European Commission published its Second State of the Energy Union Report. This report looks at the progress made since the publication of the first State of the Energy Union report in November 2015.
Post date: 1 Feb 2017
Type: News

REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS     This European Commission report, accompanying the 2nd Report on the State of the Energy Union, describes in detail progress made in the area of renewables in the European Union.  
Post date: 1 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

2016 assessment of the progress made by Member States in 2014 towards the national energy efficiency targets for 2020 and towards the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU as required by Article 24 (3) of the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU    
Post date: 1 Feb 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    
Post date: 1 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

Supporting EPC market development through EPC Facilitation Services – Key outputs from the Streetlight-EPC project  
Post date: 20 Jan 2017
Type: Event

Energy poverty is a major challenge across the EU, and has its root in low incomes and energy inefficient housing. The winter package presents a new approach to protect vulnerable consumers.   The Commission's energy efficiency proposals ask Member States (MS) to take energy poverty into account, by:  
Post date: 16 Jan 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

  On 22 December 2016, the European Commission appointed the  members of the High-Level Expert Group on sustainable finance. The Group, which will start meeting as of January 2017, comprises 20 policy leaders from civil society, the finance sector and academia.  
Post date: 23 Dec 2016
Type: News

Renewable electricity, cleaner heating and cooling, decarbonised transport, empowered consumers and at least 27% renewables in the EU will bring clean energy for all Europeans.    
Post date: 6 Dec 2016
Type: Publication

The Commission’s Communication “Clean Energy for all Europeans” (also called the winter package) refers to the proposed amendment of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. Here it is suggested that the Member States shall set up a long-term building renovation strategy with a specific milestone for 2030 on the way to decarbonise their national building stock by 2050.
Post date: 6 Dec 2016
Type: Ask the Experts

On 30 November 2016 the Commission has published a Communication called “Clean Energy for all Europeans”. It includes 3 main goals: Putting energy efficiency first, achieving global leadership in renewable energies and providing a fair deal for consumers. Regarding the latter, the Commission plans to reform the energy market to empower consumers and enable them to be in more control of their choices when it comes to energy.
Post date: 6 Dec 2016
Type: Ask the Experts