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Friday, February 19, 2016
Hot Topic: EC queries prolonged opening of Belgian nuclear plants, while French EDF’s nuclear plants extension remains undisputed
The EU Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, sent the Belgian Minister for Energy, Marie Christine Marghem, 18 questions concerning the prolonged opening of Belgium’s oldest nuclear power plants, Doel 1 and 2 and Tihange 2. The EC is requesting among other things to see the ...

Friday, February 12, 2016
Hot Topic: US Supreme Court stays President Obama’s Clean Power Plan
On 09 February 2016, in an unprecedented move, the US Supreme Court voted to suspend the Regulation containing President Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) until its review by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. West Virginia, Texas and 27 other ...

Friday, January 29, 2016
Hot Topic: Global hopes for nuclear rise while EDF postpones Hinkley Point decision
The EU and other countries around the world are stepping up their efforts in nuclear power. Indeed, the fact that EU is moving forward with its international nuclear cooperation initiatives is just one illustration. On 21 and 22 January 2016, the EU and the International ...

Saturday, January 23, 2016
Hot Topic: Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week
Between 16-23 January 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE hosted the annual Sustainability Week (ADSM). This global platform is considered to be the largest conference on sustainability in the Middle East, and presents a perfect opportunity for discussion on sustainability issues among international experts. Among the usual ...

Friday, January 15, 2016
Hot Topic: Dutch Council Presidency presents its new programme in EP
In the beginning of January 2016, the Netherlands took over the EU Council Presidency from Luxembourg. On 11 January 2016, the Dutch Presidency presented its new programme relating to energy to the EP’s ITRE committee, and on 14 January 2016, the Dutch Presidency put forth ...

Friday, January 8, 2016
Hot Topic: Post-COP21 actions appear promising as European RES deployment gives hope
Following the COP21, there has been a steady increase in the worldwide RES deployment, a decline in popularity of coal-production, as well as signs that RES-based systems worldwide may not only be achievable, but also economically viable. For example, researchers at Lappeenranta University of Technology ...

Friday, December 18, 2015
Hot Topic: COP21 deal prompts global RES boost and European energy policy reconsiderations
The COP21 agreement containing countries’ pledges to reduce GHG emissions and to strive to keep increases in temperatures below 1,5 ºC was reached only last Saturday (see news of 13 December 2015: “Hot Topic: Final climate change agreement reached at COP21” and 04 December 2015: ...

Friday, December 12, 2014
European Council to debate on the Juncker Investment Package