EU injects €1.4bn of funding into green projects across seven member states

Green infrastructure projects in Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain will benefit from the EU funding

EU announces almost €1bn of clean energy infrastructure funding

The EU funding will finance projects that enhance security of energy supply and contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions

EU unveils climate law to go net zero by 2050

The first-ever ‘Climate Law’ will be the basis of the EU’s Green Deal aimed at making the 27-country bloc climate neutral by 2050

European Commission approves Total’s plans to buy Direct Energie

It judged the proposed merger would not raise competition concerns

Ukraine’s ‘energy efficiency, renewables potential huge’

The potential for energy efficiency and renewable energy in Ukraine is “huge”. That’s the view of Maros Sefcovic, European Commission Vice President for Energy Union. During a visit to Kyiv, Ukraine, he said the Commission is prepared to support the establishment of the Energy Efficiency Fund before the end of the year. Mr Sefcovic said: […]

EU 2030 renewable target ‘must be backed up’ say Lords

EU renewable energy targets will not be achieved unless they are backed-up by a monitoring and enforcement mechanism which guarantees the agreement is in progress to be fulfilled. That’s the suggestion of the The House of Lords EU Committee which stated the mechanism should also ensure Member States live up to their own commitments and share […]

EU investigates alleged biofuel price fixing

An investigation to see whether ethanol producers have changed the benchmarks published by a price reporting agency has been launched. If found guilty they will have breached EU antitrust rules. Ethanol is an alcohol made from biomass which is mainly added to gasoline and used as a biofuel for certain motor vehicles. The companies being […]

€5bn boost for energy infrastructure projects in EU

The European Commission has launched 195 infrastructure projects worth €5.35 billion (£3.8bn) to help the EU reach its energy and climate goals. It includes 108 electricity, 77 gas, seven oil and three smart grids projects. The aim is to integrate Europe’s energy markets and diversify sources. One of the electricity projects aims to end the isolation […]

Greece taken to EU court again over wastewater

The European Commission is taking Greece to the Court of Justice over poor wastewater treatment again. The country was previously found guilty in 2004 and still hasn’t addressed the problem, the Commission said. It states the lack of adequate treatment systems in the area of Thriasio Pedio poses risks to human health, inland waters and the marine […]

EU investigates state aid for French gas plant

The European Commission has launched two separate investigations into the French power market. The first will look into the country-wide capacity mechanism – which offers incentives to electricity providers on top of income obtained by selling power on the market. These rewards might have an impact on competition in the internal electricity market and have to be assessed under […]