PRESS RELEASE: Sixth EU sanctions package: uranium imports from Russia must be stopped immediately

PRESS RELEASE, Monday, 2 May – Strasbourg Sixth EU sanctions package: uranium imports from Russia must be stopped immediately On the occasion of the extraordinary meeting of EU energy ministers on energy security in Europe scheduled for today and the expected announcement of the European Commission on new sanctions against Russia, energy expert of the […]

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High-Level-Conference: “Forever? No More! Phasing out “forever chemicals” PFAS in Europe.”

+++Here you can find the recording+++ Friday 13th of May, 3:00-4:30 PM CEST The term PFAS refers to a chemical group of more than 4700 substances in which certain carbon atoms have bonds to several fluorine atoms. Their physicochemical properties are very similar: they are water repellent, dirt repellent and grease repellent. PFAS are used […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Opportunity missed: European Parliament puts fossil infrastructure on the fast track

PRESS RELEASE, Tuesday, 5th of April – Strasbourg Opportunity missed: European Parliament puts fossil infrastructure on the fast track The European Parliament in Strasbourg has just voted on the revision of the “TEN-E Regulation”. The regulation on trans-European energy infrastructure regulates the criteria for eligible energy projects of common European interest. On the basis of […]

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PRESS RELEASE: EU taxonomy: MEPs debate sustainability label for natural gas and nuclear power

PRESS RELEASE, Tuesday, 15th of March – Brussels EU taxonomy: MEPs debate sustainability label for natural gas and nuclear power The European Parliament’s committees responsible for EU taxonomy are debating the European Commission’s proposal for the second Delegated Act on EU taxonomy this morning from 11 am to 12 pm. The European Commission proposes to […]

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PRESS RELEASE: EU Energy Efficiency Directive: The new tool for energy security and independence

PRESS RELEASE, Thursday, 3rd of March – Brussels                                                      EU Energy Efficiency Directive: The new tool for energy security and independence   This afternoon, the Industry Committee of the European Parliament (ITRE) will debate the new EU Energy Efficiency Directive starting at 13:45. After the European Commission presented a proposal at the end of […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Europe must become independent of energy imports

PRESS RELEASE, Monday, 28th February 2022 – Brussels                                                      Europe must become independent of energy imports   The EU energy ministers met this afternoon for a special session on the occasion of the war in Ukraine. They spoke about the consequences of the invasion for the European energy markets. Among other things, it was […]

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PRESS RELEASE: European Environment Agency: Member States ignore air pollutants from heating and agriculture

PRESS RELEASE, 16th February 2022 – Brussels                                                       European Environment Agency: Member States ignore air pollutants from heating and agriculture   Today, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published a report on air quality management in Europe. The EEA finds that violations of EU air quality limits are mainly in northern and western Europe due to […]

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Online Event “Enhancing the Sustainability of Data Centres – what can the Fit-for-55 Package do?”

EPEE (European Partnership for Energy and the Environment) organized an online event on Tuesday, 22nd of February 2022 at 10:30 AM on the topic: “Enhancing the Sustainability of Data Centres – what can the Fit-for-55 Package do?” Agenda: Welcome – ​EPEE Director General Folker Franz Keynote speech – MEP Jutta Paulus Presentation of the SDIA […]

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PRESS RELEASE: European Court of Auditors criticizes weaknesses in the planning and selection of energy efficiency projects

PRESS RELEASE, Monday, 17th January 2022 – Brussels European Court of Auditors criticizes weaknesses in the planning and selection of energy efficiency projects Today, the European Court of Auditors presented the Special Report “Energy Efficiency in Business: Some energy savings, but weaknesses in planning and project selection”. Green energy expert in the European Parliament Jutta […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Current energy performance of buildings is not sufficient to achieve climate targets

PRESS RELEASE, Tuesday, 18th January 2022 – Brussels Current energy performance of buildings is not sufficient to achieve climate targets According to a study published today by the European Building Performance Institute, EU Member States are not exploiting the full potential of the energy performance of new buildings needed to meet the EU’s climate targets […]

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