IP/17/189  03-02-2017 - The EU tackles growing aviation emissions 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 3 February 2017 The Commission is amending the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) making it fit for tackling CO2 emissions from aviation. This comes following an agreement by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to stabilise international aviation emissions.
IP/17/161  01-02-2017 - Europe's energy transition is well underway 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 1 February 2017 The Second Report on the State of the Energy Union shows that the modernisation of the European Union economy and the transition to a low-carbon era are happening.
MEMO/17/163  01-02-2017 - Renewables: Europe on track to reach its 20% target by 2020 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 1 February 2017 Renewable energy progress report just published How is Europe performing in renewable energy? Having achieved a share of 16% renewables in its final energy consumption in 2014 and an estimated share of close to 16.4% in 2015, the EU as a...
MEMO/17/162  01-02-2017 - Towards reaching the 20% energy efficiency target for 2020, and beyond 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 1 February 2017 A 2016 assessment of the progress made up to 2014 How is Europe performing in energy efficiency? The Commission is optimistic that Europe is on track to reach its 2020 targets.
IP/16/4347  09-12-2016 - Outcome of the trilateral gas talks between the European Commission, Russia and Ukraine 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 December 2016 Today, the European Commission hosted a trilateral meeting with Russia and Ukraine on gas deliveries and gas transit. The talks, which were chaired by Vice-President in charge of the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič, were attended by Russia's and Ukraine's Ministers for Energy,...
SPEECH/16/4201  01-12-2016 - Vice-President Šefčovič at the SET Plan 2016 and at the 10th Central European Conference on Energy Union 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Vice-President Vice-President and at the 10th Central European Conference on Energy Union Bratislava, 1 December 2016 Speech by Vice-President  Šefčovič, in charge of Energy Union, at the opening of the SETPLAN 2016 Energy , in Bratislava Many thanks Alexander (Duleba) and Dušan...
IP/16/3841  19-11-2016 - Marrakech climate conference: world forging ahead on climate action 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 November 2016 The Marrakech climate conference concluded yesterday with concrete results to put the Paris Agreement on climate change into action. Almost 200 countries met in Morocco for the annual UN gathering, against the backdrop of the rapid ratification and entry into force...
IP/16/3589  04-11-2016 - The Commission welcomes entry into force of Paris Agreement ahead of UN climate conference in Marrakech 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 November 2016 The Paris Agreement legally enters into force today; 30 days after the EU's ratification pushed it past the threshold to take effect. The historic event comes less than a year after the landmark agreement was adopted and just days ahead of...
MEMO/16/3590  04-11-2016 - UN climate change conference in Marrakech - questions and answers 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 4 November 2016 UN climate change conference in Marrakech - questions and answers 1. Why another climate change conference? Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC[1]) and the Kyoto Protocol[2] meet once a year at high level to discuss how to...
IP/16/3482  03-11-2016 - Commission invests over €220 million in green and low-carbon projects in Member States 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 3 November 2016 A LIFE-line for 144 innovative projects investing for a better environment and climate action. The European Commission has approved an investment package of €222.7 million from the EU budget to support Europe's transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon future.