IP/14/1138  16-10-2014 - 100 European cities sign up to action on climate change 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 Today marks a major milestone for the European Commission's Mayors Adapt initiative, with 100 European cities now committed to take action to tackle climate change.
IP/14/1095  07-10-2014 - Climate action: Reducing the carbon content of transport fuels 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 October 2014 The European Commission has adopted a proposal to implement existing obligations in the 2009 amendment of the Fuel Quality Directive. Article 7a of the Fuel Quality Directive obliges suppliers to reduce by 6% the life cycle greenhouse gas intensity of fuel and...
IP/14/780  08-07-2014 - Climate action: Commission uses polluters' revenues to fund clean energy projects across Europe 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 July 2014 The European Commission today awarded €1 billion funding to 19 projects to fight climate change under the second call of the so-called NER 300 funding programme. The funding for the projects comes from revenues resulting from the sale of emission allowances in...
MEMO/14/465  08-07-2014 - Questions and Answers on the outcome of the second call for proposals under the NER 300 programme 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 8 July 2014 What is the NER 300 programme? NER 300 is one of the world's largest funding programmes for innovative low-carbon energy demonstration projects. The programme aims to successfully demonstrate environmentally safe carbon capture and storage (CCS) and innovative renewable energy (RES) technologies on a...
IP/14/765  02-07-2014 - Employment: Commission outlines measures to maximise job opportunities in the green economy 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 2 July 2014 The European Commission has today adopted a Communication outlining the employment challenges and opportunities of the current transition towards a green, low carbon, energy and resource-efficient economy.
MEMO/14/446  02-07-2014 - Employment: Commission presents Green Employment Initiative to support structural shift to green growth by maximising job opportunities - frequently asked questions 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 2 July 2014 The European Commission has today adopted a Communication outlining the employment challenges and opportunities of the current transition towards a green, low carbon, energy and resource-efficient economy (see IP/14/765).
IP/14/691  18-06-2014 - Climate: €44 million available under first call for climate action projects 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 June 2014 The European Commission today launched the first call for proposals under a new funding programme for projects dedicated to climate action. The LIFE Climate Action sub-programme will provide €44.26 million in 2014 to develop and implement innovative ways to respond to the...
MEMO/14/410  11-06-2014 - Preparation Environment Council, 12 June 2014 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 June 2014 The second formal Environment Council under the Greek Presidency will be held in Luxembourg on 12 June. Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard and Health Commissioner Tonio Borg will represent the European Commission.
IP/14/629  04-06-2014 - EU to set out major contribution to more ambitious global climate action at Bonn conference 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 4 June 2014 The European Union will set out its contribution to raising the ambition of international climate action up to 2020 during UN climate change negotiations taking place from 4 to 15 June in Bonn, Germany.
STATEMENT/14/180  02-06-2014 - Statement by Connie Hedegaard on the United States Clean Power Plan announcement 
European Commission - European Commission Brussels, 2 June 2014 Statement Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. Welcoming this step forward, EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said: ''This proposed rule is the strongest action...