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State aid: Commission authorises Belgian support for electricity generation from offshore renewable energy

09.12.2016 State aid: Commission authorises Belgian support for electricity generation from offshore renewable energy

The European Commission has concluded that Belgian plans to finance electricity generation from offshore renewable energy are in line with EU state aid rules. The measure will further EU energy and climate goals whilst maintaining competition in the Single Market.

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State aid: Commission clears Czech support scheme for renewable energy

29.11.2016 State aid: Commission clears Czech support scheme for renewable energy

The European Commission has approved a support scheme for installations producing renewable energy built in the Czech Republic between 2006 and 2012 under EU state aid rules. The Commission concluded the measure would further EU energy and climate goals without unduly distorting competition.

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State aid: Commission approves Greek support scheme for renewable electricity and cogeneration

17.11.2016 State aid: Commission approves Greek support scheme for renewable electricity and cogeneration

The European Commission has found the new Greek support scheme for renewable electricity and high efficiency cogeneration to be in line with EU state aid rules. The scheme will help Greece to reduce CO2 emissions, in line with EU energy and climate goals, without unduly distorting competition.

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Offshore wind farm maintenance could soon be a breeze

24.10.2016 Offshore wind farm maintenance could soon be a breeze

The EU-funded TOWERPOWER project is developing reliable new techniques to continuously monitor the structural condition of offshore wind turbines. Optimising maintenance and inspections is a key way to help the sector achieve cost efficiencies.

The project, which is entering its final year, is currently integrating... [more]

Paris Agreement to enter into force as EU agrees ratification

05.10.2016 Paris Agreement to enter into force as EU agrees ratification

The European Parliament has approved the ratification of the Paris Agreement by the European Union today.

With today’s European Parliament approval of the Paris Agreement ratification – in the presence of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the United Nation's Secretary General Ban... [more]

EU final energy consumption below 2020 targets

02.09.2016 EU final energy consumption below 2020 targets

A steady decline in energy consumption in the period from 2000 to 2014 has lowered EU final energy consumption from 1133 Mtoe in 2000 to 1061 Mtoe in 2014, according to a JRC report. This puts the consumption below the indicative targets for 2020, set to 1,086 Mtoe by the European Energy Efficiency Directive. The saving achieved is equivalent to the whole energy consumption of Finland in 2014.

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Europe: North Seas Countries agree on closer energy cooperation

07.06.2016 Europe: North Seas Countries agree on closer energy cooperation

North Seas region countries (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden) have agreed to further strengthen their energy cooperation.

The aim is to create good conditions for the development of offshore wind energy in order to ensure a sustainable, secure and affordable... [more]

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