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...
IP/14/576  21-05-2014 - Climate action: Commission sets out strategy to curb CO2 emissions from trucks, buses and coaches 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 May 2014 Trucks, buses and coaches would use less fuel and emit lower amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) under a strategy adopted by the European Commission today. Such heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) are responsible for around a quarter of CO2 emissions from road transport in...
MEMO/14/366  21-05-2014 - Questions and Answers on the Commission strategy for reducing Heavy-Duty Vehicles' (HDVs) fuel consumption and CO2 emissions 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 21 May 2014 What are Heavy-Duty Vehicles? HDVs comprise trucks, buses and coaches. HDVs are defined as freight vehicles of more than 3.5 tonnes (trucks) or passenger transport vehicles of more than 8 seats (buses and coaches).