Regulation & Policy

For ease of reference, S.and D. correspond to the Sections and Dossiers of the Quarterly

New EU Industrial Strategy Package aims at holistic transformation of European industries

S.13. European Green Deal

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Friday, March 13, 2020
On 10 March, the EC released the latest package of files part of the European Green Deal consisting of four Communications including: New Industrial Strategy for Europe; SME Strategy for a Sustainable and Digital Europe; Identifying and Addressing Barriers to the Single Market; and Long ...

EC adopts new Circular Economy Action Plan

S.13. European Green Deal

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
The EC adopted the new ‘Circular Economy Action Plan’, which includes revised legislative proposals on waste, with the aim of stimulating Europe’s transition to a circular economy. The Action Plan covers the whole cycle - from production and consumption to waste management and the secondary ...

CEP Energy Performance of Buildings Directive now fully in place

S.12. Clean Energy for All Europeans

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Monday, March 9, 2020
This week (10 March 2020) was the deadline by which Member States had to put in place new long-term national strategies for the renovation of buildings with the objective of decarbonising the existing European building stock by 2050. Member States were required to transpose the ...

CEER publishes report on dynamic price implementation

S.12. Clean Energy for All Europeans

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Friday, March 6, 2020
On 03 March, the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) published a report on dynamic price contracts in light of the changes introduced by the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package (CEP). According to CEER, “dynamic price contracts could be beneficial for the consumer as ...

The EU Climate Law – a step in the right direction or a missed opportunity?

S.13. European Green Deal

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
The EC published its landmark proposal for a Regulation establishing the framework for achieving climate neutrality, also known as the European Climate Law. Additionally, the EC launched public consultations on the future European Climate Pact, as well as on the impact assessments on the future Carbon Border ...

ACER adds new guidelines to limit CO2 emissions and meet the objective of decarbonising the energy sector

S.7. Climate Change

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
In December 2019, ACER published an opinion defining the principles of a general and harmonised approach at European level for the calculation of CO2 emission limits in the context of capacity mechanisms. Issued in the context of the Green Deal and the publication of its ...

EC invests over €100 million in LIFE Programme projects

S.6. Research and Innovation

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Monday, February 17, 2020
EC invests € 101,2 million in 10 large-scale projects part of the LIFE programme for environment and climate. Introduced in 2014, LIFE projects aim to help Member States comply with key EU environmental, nature and climate legislation. Nine Member States are involved in this funding ...

EP adopts fourth list of Projects of Common Interest

S.2.9. Projects of Common Interest

D.2.9. Projects of Common Interest

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
On 12 February, the EP rejected a motion tabled by the Greens to vote against the “fourth list of projects of common interest” (PCI), presented last October by the European Commission (EC). The motion was rejected by an overwhelming majority of 443 votes against, 169 ...