Posts Tagged: Energy 2020

New Beginnings at QCEA

When asked recently what interested me most about European politics, my answer was that this is a sector that is constantly evolving. Europe never stands still. This constant change brings with it exciting new ideas, challenges and opportunities that I

New Beginnings at QCEA

When asked recently what interested me most about European politics, my answer was that this is a sector that is constantly evolving. Europe never stands still. This constant change brings with it exciting new ideas, challenges and opportunities that I

Cyprus: Small but ambitious

Cyprus might be small but it has big plans for its six-month presidency. Alongside the ongoing sovereign debt crisis, and expected developments in a number of key European policy areas in the next six months, Cyprus also has problems closer

Cyprus: Small but ambitious

Cyprus might be small but it has big plans for its six-month presidency. Alongside the ongoing sovereign debt crisis, and expected developments in a number of key European policy areas in the next six months, Cyprus also has problems closer

Bridging the Gap: the EU Energy Efficiency Directive

On 15 June, negotiators from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union struck a deal on the proposed Energy Efficiency Directive. This is the first time that Member States have agreed binding policy measures

Bridging the Gap: the EU Energy Efficiency Directive

On 15 June, negotiators from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union struck a deal on the proposed Energy Efficiency Directive. This is the first time that Member States have agreed binding policy measures

Slower than certainly possible: developments in Energy Roadmap and Energy Efficiency Directive

A low carbon society is achievable. This was the message given many times over at coinciding workshops of the European Environmental and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC), and the Coalition of Energy Savings on 4 October 2011. Not only can

Slower than certainly possible: developments in Energy Roadmap and Energy Efficiency Directive

A low carbon society is achievable. This was the message given many times over at coinciding workshops of the European Environmental and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC), and the Coalition of Energy Savings on 4 October 2011. Not only can

The Future of Europe’s Energy Infrastructure: Permits, Grids, Renewables, Nuclear

Energy infrastructure is a fundamental requirement for the production and supply of energy, which is the linchpin of our economies and societies. But with increasing demand, the necessity of reducing greenhouse gasses, falling reserves of traditional forms of fuel, price

The Future of Europe’s Energy Infrastructure: Permits, Grids, Renewables, Nuclear

Energy infrastructure is a fundamental requirement for the production and supply of energy, which is the linchpin of our economies and societies. But with increasing demand, the necessity of reducing greenhouse gasses, falling reserves of traditional forms of fuel, price

Sustainable Growth or Growth vs. Sustainabilty: Answer Our Poll and Tell Us What You Think!

The EU is a free market institution – it was set up as a common market, after all – and its policies all relate to growth. The Europe 2020 strategy is for smart, sustainable, inclusive growth. The Energy 2020 strategy

Sustainable Growth or Growth vs. Sustainabilty: Answer Our Poll and Tell Us What You Think!

The EU is a free market institution – it was set up as a common market, after all – and its policies all relate to growth. The Europe 2020 strategy is for smart, sustainable, inclusive growth. The Energy 2020 strategy

Expectations plummet after “Energy” Summit… Time to wake up, Europe!

In the wake of the first EU summit dedicated to Energy on February 4th 2011, I think it is crucial to be reminded why the EU’s energy future, and the choices made today, matter, and why, when it comes to climate

Expectations plummet after “Energy” Summit… Time to wake up, Europe!

In the wake of the first EU summit dedicated to Energy on February 4th 2011, I think it is crucial to be reminded why the EU’s energy future, and the choices made today, matter, and why, when it comes to climate

Europe’s enormous potential to de-carbonise, and its lacklustre efforts to date

Two new reports highlight Europe’s enormous potential to de-carbonise by 2050, and its lacklustre efforts to date. While efficiency savings could cut world energy use by 70 percent, only about a third of the action needed to put European Union

Europe’s enormous potential to de-carbonise, and its lacklustre efforts to date

Two new reports highlight Europe’s enormous potential to de-carbonise by 2050, and its lacklustre efforts to date. While efficiency savings could cut world energy use by 70 percent, only about a third of the action needed to put European Union

Pipeline Politics: Nabucco, TAPI and Friends

There has been a proliferation of gas pipeline proposals surrounding the so-called Southern Gas corridor – an attempt to bring gas from Central Asia to Europe, by-passing Russia and therefore diversifying Europe’s supply by breaking Russia’s monopoly on the market,

Pipeline Politics: Nabucco, TAPI and Friends

There has been a proliferation of gas pipeline proposals surrounding the so-called Southern Gas corridor – an attempt to bring gas from Central Asia to Europe, by-passing Russia and therefore diversifying Europe’s supply by breaking Russia’s monopoly on the market,

“It is no longer a question of vain words but of a bold, constructive act.”

The European Union is pulling together the fragmented energy policies of its 27 member states into a single, unified strategy. Reminiscent of the Schuman Declaration 60 years ago, the European Commission communicated its energy priorities for the next decade last

“It is no longer a question of vain words but of a bold, constructive act.”

The European Union is pulling together the fragmented energy policies of its 27 member states into a single, unified strategy. Reminiscent of the Schuman Declaration 60 years ago, the European Commission communicated its energy priorities for the next decade last