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Power firms back ERP proposal

European Commission plans to allocated unspent EU money on new energy infrastructure and technologies are supported by Eurelectric, the power industry trade association, in position paper posted on-line today. See latest news section on http://www.eurelectric.org/ home page.  

The Commission expects to adopt rules for using up to 300M ETS allowances to aid demonstration of CCS and new innovative renewable energy technologies by the end of this year, accordingly to unofficial notes circulated recently between officials and posted here. In a cover note and time schedule, DG Environment outline its process and time-lines… » read more

Tight global fossil fuel markets, increased nationalisation of oil reserves and massive economic growth in developing countries like China and India are creating new realities in global energy markets, which will remain volatile for some time to come, according to BP’s chief economist Christof Rühl, who spoke to EurActiv in an interview. Christof Rühl is… » read more

“The market is a good servant but a bad master”. That is at least the way an old saying has it. Often attributed to Vaclav Havel, but also to the former Danish Energy minister Svend Auken. Whoever is to take credit this saying comes to mind when reading The Economist, where the issue is […]… » read more

This webinar discusses energy efficiency labelling and performance standards. Possible discussion topics are: Is ‘enlargement’ of the labeling scheme beneficial? How to accommodate the continuous improvement in technology? How to design schemes to phase-out old appliances? How to certify and harmonize testing centers? Financial incentives to stimulate efficient products in the market. The role of… » read more

Few people are better acquainted with EU policies regarding energy efficiency than Randall Bowie. During his 11 year career at DG Energy and Transport of the European Commission, he became one of the driving forces on energy efficiency promotion and one of the architects of the Energy End-use Efficiency and Energy Services Directive and of… » read more

Date: April 11, 2008 Time: 15h00 – 16h00 Europe Daylight Time (Brussels, Paris, Berlin) Moderators: Roman Targosz, Hans De Keulenaer Practical information & Registration Summary In any country, network losses are the single biggest use of electricity. In the OECD region, network losses amount for 4-10% of electricity generated. This webinar discusses the importance of… » read more

A report by a UK Parliamentary Committee on Communities and Local Government criticises the UK Government’s concentration on improving the energy performance new homes and paying too little attention to existing housing stock. The report highlights the energy deficiencies of existing stock, which, on average, emit twice as much carbon per home as one constructed… » read more

Energy Commissioner Piebalgs joined the blogosphere last Friday with his first weekly post. He’s actually the 9th Commissioner starting up a blog. The initiative could be significant for various reasons: Participation of policy makers to the energy blogosphere  has been lagging other sectors. Mr Piebalgs’ example hopefully inspires other policy makers to reach out beyond… » read more

Energy Commissioner Piebalgs joined the blogosphere last Friday with his first weekly post. He’s actually the 9th Commissioner starting up a blog. The initiative could be significant for various reasons: Participation of policy makers to the energy blogosphere  has been lagging other sectors. Mr Piebalgs’ example hopefully inspires other policy makers to reach out beyond… » read more

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