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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Important provisional agreements for the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package
Following the latest trilogues on the four remaining files of the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package, the negotiators reached some important compromises, thereby bringing the files closer to their final form and possible final agreement by the end of 2018. The third trilogue on the ...

Friday, June 22, 2018
EU strikes deals on energy efficiency targets and governance rules
On 19 June 2018, the negotiators from the EC, EP, and the Council reached an important agreement on the Energy Efficiency Directive before proceeding with the lengthy debates on the Regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union, which also culminated with a deal in ...

Friday, June 15, 2018
EU strikes deal on new RES Directive after trilogue on Energy Efficiency fails
In the early hours of 14 June, during the final trilogue on the RES Directive, the Council, the MEPs from the ITRE Committee, and the EC reached an important compromise and stroke a deal on a legally-binding EU-wide 32% RES target and a complete phase-out ...

Friday, June 8, 2018
EC proposes restructuring of energy funds and increased funding under new EU budget
Major changes to the current structure of EU financial instruments are being considered by the EC with the second set of legislative proposals for the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) – the EU’s 2021-2027 budget. The EC aims to introduce three major proposals for the current ...

Monday, December 18, 2017
Will the financial sector make the planet great again?
On 12 December 2017, two years after the adoption of the COP21 Paris Agreement and one year after it came into force, world leaders came together again to reaffirm their common commitment to combating the effects of climate change. The One Planet Summit in Paris, convened ...

Sunday, December 3, 2017
Green is the new black – oil majors bet on RES
Hydrocarbon giants have recently been showing a growing appetite for RES, especially through investments in EVs and offshore wind. The oil and gas industry also appears to be healing financially and, while some announced a major refocusing of their businesses, others are aiming for a ...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Hot Topic: New York and Virginia reaffirm their offshore wind support with promising developments
The State of New York announced that, in order to meet its target of 2,4 GW of offshore wind energy by 2030, it will construct three to six projects of 400 to 800 MW capacity each. However, according to the New York State Research and ...

Monday, July 3, 2017
Hot Topic: Germany bans negative offshore bids
The German Bundestag outlawed negative bids for the 1,6 GW offshore wind tender to be held in 2018. The lower house of Parliament amended the Wind Energy at Sea Act (WindSeeG) in an attempt to prevent spiraling into negative prices. This development follows the April 2017 ...