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Wednesday vital for clean energy package compromise

The European Council and the European Parliament will convene on Wednesday in a bid to propose a new and ambitious renewable energy target as part of the bloc’s 2030 Clean Energy Package.

European Parliament vote to signpost renewable energy ambitions

Members of the European Parliament will vote on Wednesday 17th January on Europe’s policy ambition on renewable energy up to 2030.

Key EU committee supports stronger energy efficiency ambitions

Stronger targets for energy efficiency could make for greater investment in the European Union’s heating and cooling sectors, after the European Parliament voted in favour of more ambitious goals in the area.

European Parliament agrees Emissions Trading System reforms

The European Parliament has, after a long period of negotiation, agreed a deal on reform of the bloc’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) for post-2020.

EU announces new member state energy cooperation regulations

The European Parliament has announced a new rule facilitating cross-border cooperation between EU states in the event of an urgent gas shortage.

European heating sector urges Parliament to support EU ETS reform

Organisations involved in the European Union’s heating sector have jointly called on the European Parliament to implement the findings of the EU Emissions Trading System report.

EU approves fast track approval of Paris Accord

The European Parliament has approved ratification by the 28-nation European Union of the global climate deal, agreed in Paris late last year.
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Competitive heat can fire up EU industry growth

MEPs attending an exclusive dinner in the European Parliament on Wednesday will hear from industry how cogeneration is crucial to providing local, affordable heat supplies to industrial sites across Europe.

EPP Group clarify opposition to ring-fencing funding

The European People’s Party has explained to COSPP why they will be opposing Socialist and Green members of the European Parliament in their bid to ring-fence up to €5bn of Juncker Plan investor risk guarantees for energy efficiency projects.

German heavy industry chiefs unhappy with EU carbon market decision

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has backed a reform of the European Union's emissions trading scheme (ETS) through a vote taken on Tuesday.

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