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Germany means business with EU #EnergyUnion

“Now we’re talking!” is what I thought when reading Germany’s paper on the European Energy Union. The German non-paper was leaked to me and I was glad to read it. Because in contrast to the UK & Czech view of how an Energy Union should be governed – or rather: not governed at all – Germany wants…

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Europe serious about becoming world’s #1 in renewables

‘I want Europe’s Energy Union to become the world number one in renewable energies.‘ That was, on 15 July 2014, EU Commission President Juncker’s promise to the EU Parliament. But since then, the Commission became very quiet on the renewables front…  until today. Today Mr Canete, Europe’s Climate Action & Energy Commissioner, was speaking at…

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EU Sustainable Energy Week 2015

The dates are set for *the* European event on sustainable energy. The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will take place from 15 to 19 June 2015 in Brussels and across Europe. The European Commission invites you to be part of it: organise an Energy Day, apply to the Sustainable Energy Europe Awards or attend one…

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Business leaders urge EU Parliament for swift carbon market reform

The Latvian EU Presidency proposal for a carbon Market Stability Reserve is discussed by EU climate officials today (Tuesday 13 January 2015). Meanwhile the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group has written to MEPs, calling on them to reform the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) to include a Market Stability Reserve by 2017…

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Leaked: UK & CZ on governance of EU energy & climate policy

Yesterday, the Guardian published an article about the UK lobbying to reduce EU powers to enforce EU energy and climate goals. The UK’s Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Edward Davey, replied to my tweets: @StollmeyerEU Guardian piece factually wrong. UK continues climate change leadership & push for tech neutrality including CCS —…

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EU Parliament on the European Energy Union

Energy security Today I tweeted the EU Parliament draft report on the European Energy Security Strategy: Draft EU Parliament report EU #EnergySecurity Strategy, calls for #EnergyUnion w focus on supply AND demand http://t.co/nEAxe16qom #EU2030 — StollmeyerAlice (@StollmeyerEU) January 5, 2015 This report is a reply to the EU Commission communication ‘European Energy Security Strategy‘ (28 May…

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Happy 2015!

Happy New Year! 2015 is a crucial year – let’s work hard to protect our beautiful Earth! #EU2030 #EnergyUnion #GreenGrowth #COP21 #Paris2015