Tag: Energy

The EU to Help Local Businesses Grow

The Commission published the transition pathway, co-created with relevant parties in the social economy sector, to help social economy entities and small local businesses become greener and more digital. Brussels, 10 January 2023 The EU Commission puts forward a set of 30 actions in 14 different areas. For instance, the transition pathway proposes actions to help social

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Outlook for the European Council meeting of 15 December 2022

According to the Leaders’ Agenda 2022, the European Council meeting was scheduled to last two days (15‑16 December), with a Euro Summit following on … Outlook for the European Council meeting of 15 December 2022

Energy: No Decision From the 27 EU Countries

Brussels, 21 October 2022 “EU leaders reach a deal on energy” is the title chosen by the European Council website to hide a new stalemate of Europe on energy, yesterday in Brussels. The Commission lead by Ursula von der Leyen had proposed a new Council Regulation to tackle high gas prices in the EU and

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EU: Fast and Furious on Ukraine, But Not on Energy

Today the 27 Heads of State and Government met in Brussels and decided nothing to solve the european energy crisis. They had a very long discussion and once again asked Ursula von der Leyen, President of the Commission, to invent something more, given that what has been proposed so far does not satisfy. So all

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EU Collapses on Energy Again

European energy ministers’ meeting today in Brussels was not able to agree on European measures to limit the energy cost. Many countries have already done this with national measures. European citizens pay 3 or 4 times more gas and electricity and some countries have already taken their own countermeasures: by setting a national price cap

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Energy, Ursula Tries Again. But…

  Gas and electricity prices have reached record levels in 2022 and hit all-time highs. Families and companies in EU are paying an extra cost for energy. After its defeat at the last EU Energy Council to limit the bills, the Commission  proposed three new measures last 12 September. One to cut electricity consumption, another

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Energy: 5 Von Der Leyen Proposals, 5 Failures today

  Ministers agreed that the energy issue is urgent, but they decided nothing. Gathered in Brussels for an extraordinary meeting, the 27 energy ministers said no to the 5 recipes of the president of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, to deal with extraordinary measures on energy. All decisions will be sent as new proposals to

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EU Finances New 17 Projects on Energy

EU is investing over €1.8 billion in 17 large-scale innovative clean-tech projects with a third round of awards under the Innovation Fund. Next projects will be financed in Autumn 2022. Grants will be disbursed from the Innovation Fund to help bring breakthrough technologies to the market in energy-intensive industries, hydrogen, renewable energy, carbon capture and storage infrastructure, and manufacturing of

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Why ‘Smart’ Cities?

  You know that more than 3/4 of the EU population live in urban areas? And this figure is expected to rise to almost 85% by 2050. Being the urban areas with the highest concentration of population, they are also those which consume the largest volumes of energy and, consequently, have the highest levels of

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EU Special Measures on Gas

  Meeting of the EU Council of Ministers for Energy on 9 September 2022, to decide on further measures for the energy market in Europe, where prices are soaring. In the meantime, the Council adopted a Regulation for energy consumption reduction in case of EC alert and exceptional powers in the event of a major energy crisis in

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