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IEU Environment Telegram 2 July 2020

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ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITY: Environmental liability:  AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, CYPRUS, CZECHIA, DENMARK, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, IRELAND, ITALY, MALTA, THE NETHERLANDS, SPAIN, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA and SWEDEN asked to expand the range of parties entitled to request action by national authorities +++  ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT : Environmental Impact Assessment: the Commission is calling on IRELAND to carry out environmental impact assessments for peat extraction +++  INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION: CROATIA called to improve the protection against pollution arising from industrial activities +++ EU Commission urges GREECE to correctly apply EU pollution laws +++  DANGEROUS SUBSTANCESPrevention of major accidents involving dangerous substances: the Commission calls on BULGARIA, HUNGARY and FINLAND to improve their national rules AIR POLLUTIONEU Commission calls on ITALY and LUXEMBOURG to adopt national air pollution control programmesEU Commission urges HUNGARY, DENMARK and MALTA to…

IEU Climate Telegram 2 July 2020

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CLIMATE FINANCE: EU climate action: risk of overstating climate spending without a reliable tracking method, say EU auditors +++ Grüne/EFA: Schön gerechnet: Klimaausgaben im EU-Haushalt +++  EU GREEN DEAL: Highlights - Just Transition Fund: committee vote - Committee on Regional Development +++ EP Committee on Regional Development - Highlights of next meeting +++ Cities and regions call for collective responsibility over the trajectory towards 2050 climate neutrality +++ CAN Europe: ‘Unholy alliance’ of MEPs must not allow gas in Just Transition fund +++ BDEW stellt Roadmap Gas vor +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG CLIMACOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... laying down detailed rules for the application of Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the operation of the Modernisation Fund supporting investments to modernise the energy systems and to improve energy efficiency of certain Member StatesCOMMISSION DECISI…

IEU Energy Telegram 2 July 2020

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ENERGY MARKET: EU Commission calls on CZECHIA and CROATIA to comply with the EU Third Energy Package +++  ENERGY EFFICIENCY: EU Commission urges BELGIUM, CROATIA, CZECHIA, LITHUANIA and POLAND to comply with EU rules for energy efficiency +++ Energy performance of buildings: Commission calls on MALTA to comply with its obligations under the EU legislation on energy-efficient buildings +++ Luxembourg: New EIB report: energy efficiency investments are a low priority for EU firms +++ Eurelectric: Ports can be the front runners of the energy transition, if port authorities and industry sectors join forces +++  BATTERY TECHEU Commission approves €46.5 million Hungarian investment aid to Toray's lithium-ion battery separator film plant RENEWABLESStakeholder webinar on the European strategy for offshore renewable energy WIND ENERGYThe German EU Presidency wants to strengthen offshore wind – here is what they need to do nowThe birth of offshore wind in Pola…

IEU Environment Telegram 1 July 2020

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ECHA: ECHA: EU inspectors to check consumer products for hazardous substances +++  WATER POLLUTION: Not upgrading water legislation compromises the EU's zero-pollution ambition +++  PLASTICS: France: Decree on the prohibition of certain single-use plastic products +++ France: Article R.544-33 of the Environmental Code +++  FORESTSEU action to protect the world's forests - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety GERMAN COUNCIL PRESIDENCYGerman Council Presidency - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety COVID-19 SPECIALMats Melin to chair COVID-19 inquiry in Sweden THE ROTTERDAM CONVENTIONWebinar: The Rotterdam Convention Resource Kit explained ECHA BRIEFSPublic Consultations-microplastics EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERAMENDMENTS 594 - 704 - Draft report A New Industrial Strategy for Europe - PE653.982v02-00 EU COUNCIL REGISTERST 9232 2020 INIT Commission's intention to establish a ‘Global Alliance on Circular …

IEU Climate Telegram 1 July 2020

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TRANSPORT EMISSIONS: EU Commission: EU green deal – new transport strategy to cut emissions +++ EU Commission: EU transport system proposals — evaluation (2011-18) +++ dena: Neue Kraftstoffpreise für das Pkw-Label +++  CARBON MARKETS: 2020 revised auction calendars published +++ EEX veröffentlicht den aktualisierten Auktionskalender 2020 +++ T&E: Including road transport in EU carbon market won’t cut pollution - new study +++ DIW: Obergrenze für CO2-Ausstoß in europäischem Emissionshandelssystem muss schneller sinken +++  EU GREEN DEALDie Grünen zur EU-Ratpräsidentschaft: Beim EU-Klimagesetz ist die Bundesregierung unterambitioniertEEB: Germany’s EU presidency must tackle climate and biodiversity emergencies alongside COVID-19 crisis UNFCCCIncreasing Resilience Through Natural Solutions EU COUNCIL REGISTERST 9158 2020 INIT DRAFT REPLY TO QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER P-004463/2019 - Łukasz Kohut 'National 2030 energy and climate plans in the conte…

IEU Energy Telegram 1 July 2020

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ENERGY REGULATION: EU Commission: Consultation on Italy's electricity market reform plan +++ Upgraded Gas Network Codes Functionality Platform launched by ACER and ENTSOG +++ Recommendations on the Role of DSOs in the European Union’s Recovery Plan and the Acceleration of the Green Deal Agenda - EDSO +++ Moldova receives MVP platform to monitor energy efficiency measures - Energy Community +++ EFET response to ARERA consultation 170-2020 on LNG reform +++  ENERGY INTENSIVE INDUSTRIES: Study - Energy-intensive industries - PE 652.717 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy +++  ENERGY INFRASTRUCTUREEuropean loan for gas interconnection project between Poland and LithuaniaWind Europe: WindEurope supports initiative to adopt grid planning in line with climate neutrality ENERGY EFFICIENCYGerman Presidency program from an energy savings perspective - The Coalition for Energy Savings RENEWABLESDRAFT OPINION on the impact on the fishing sector of offs…

IEU Environment Telegram 30 June 2020

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COLLECTIVE REDRESS: EU Commission welcomes confirmation of provisional agreement to strengthen collective redress in the EU +++  AIR POLLUTION: EEA: EU met air pollution limits for four key pollutants, including ammonia, in 2018 +++ EEA: National Emission reduction Commitments Directive reporting status 2020 +++  BIODIVERSITY: Government policies providing more than USD 500 billion to farmers every year distort markets, stifle innovation and harm the environment, says new OECD report +++ CPVO Community Plant Variety Office: Updated guidance on BREXIT +++  GREEN RECOVERYFinancing the recovery must not burden the next generationEU-Ratspräsidentschaft: Weichen für Industriestandort Europa auf Zukunft stellen GMOGene Drive: Artensterben dank Gentechnik? 78 Verbände fordern EU zum Stopp der Risikotechnologie auf COVID-19 SPECIALEU Commission approves €30 billion French subordinated loan scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak EFSA BR…

IEU Climate Telegram 30 June 2020

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CLIMATE NEUTRALITY: Civil society-led energy scenario sets path to climate-neutral Europe by 2040 +++  CARBON MARKETS: Freiwilliger Klimaschutz wird durch Emissionshandel gemindert - direkte Bepreisung hingegen gibt Raum für moralisches Handeln +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG CLIMACOMMISSION DECISION instructing the central administrator of the Union Registry to enter into the European Union Transaction Log the revised 2020 auction table for general allowances to be auctioned by the auction platform appointed by the United Kingdom, and to transfer general allowances to the auction delivery account in order to implement Market Stability Reserve rulesCOMMISSION DECISION instructing the central administrator of the Union Registry to enter into the European Union Transaction Log the revised 2020 auction tables for general allowances to be auctioned by the common auction platform, by the auction platform appointed by Germany and by the auction platform auction…

IEU Energy Telegram 30 June 2020

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ENERGY REGULATION: ACER publishes three updates on REMIT guidance documentation +++ CEER Paper on Whole System Approaches +++ ENTSOG publishes its Annual Report 2019 and Monitoring Report for the Balancing Network Code +++ 2020 ENTSO-E Market reports +++ ENTSO-E & E.DSO second InnoGrid virtual session discusses flexibility and new markets +++ Energy Community Secretariat takes steps to introduce Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) +++  COAL: BDEW-Chefin Kerstin Andreae zum Kohleausstiegs-Gesetz +++  NUCLEAR ENERGYAmbassador Gidwitz announces the launch of the Small Modular Reactor Public-Private Program (SMR PPP) EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENERCommunication de la Commission au Parlement européen, au Conseil, au Comité économique et social européen et au Comité des régions – Une stratégie de l'hydrogène pour une Europe climatiquement neutreCommunication de la Commission au Parlement européen, au Conseil, au Comité économique et social européen e…

IEU Dossier Autonomous & Connected Driving - Update 29 June 2020

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AUTONOMOUS & CONNECTED DRIVING - II / 2020: Die EU-Kommission will kooperierende, autonome und vernetzte Fahrzeuge und deren Verkehrsinfrastruktur fördern - doch der Rechtsrahmen ist komplex +++  # UNECE: UN Regulations on Cybersecurity and Software Updates to pave the way for mass roll out of connected vehicles - 25/6/2020 +++ UN Regulation on Automated Lane Keeping Systems is milestone for safe introduction of automated vehicles in traffic - 25/6/2020 +++  # EU COMMISSION: Discours du commissaire Thierry Breton - Inauguration de la Table Ronde de l'Automobile Espagne - 29/6/2020 +++ Intelligent transport: EU Commission urges 10 MEMBER STATES to correctly apply EU rules on the provision of EU-wide multimodal travel information services - 14/5/2020 +++ Sustainable transport: Commission calls on ITALY, PORTUGAL and the UNITED KINGDOM to report on the implementation of their national policy frameworks on alternative fuels infrastructure - 14/5/2020…

IEU Dossier Industry 4.0, Robotics & AI - Update 29 June 2020

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# INDUSTRY 4.0, ROBOTICS & AI - 5 / 2020: Themen wie Datenzugang und Künstliche Intelligenz treiben die Debatte über Industrie 4.0 und Robotik an +++  # OECD: OECD to host Secretariat of new Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence - 15/6/2020 +++  # EU COMMISSION: EP Text adopted - Setting up a special committee on artificial intelligence in a digital age, and defining its responsibilities, numerical strength and term of office - P9_TA-PROV(2020)0162 - Thursday, Provisional edition - 18/6/2020 +++ EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Guaranteeing economic and social rights in the age of artificial intelligence - 18/5/2020 +++ EU Commission:  Answer to a written question - Artificial Intelligence - 14/5/2020 +++  # EU PARLIAMENTStudy - Artificial intelligence: How does it work, why does it matter, and what can we do about it? - 28/6/2020Briefing - Artificial Intelligence:Opportunities and Challenges for the Internal Market and Consumer …

IEU Smart Cities Weekly Telegram 29 June 2020

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REGIONAL POLICY: Main results of the video conference of ministers responsible for cohesion policy +++ ST 8760 2020 INIT Cohesion policy legislative package 2021-2027 - Overall state of play of negotiations = Presidency Report +++ ST 8760 2020 ADD 1 Cohesion Policy Package 2021-2027 - Common Provisions Regulation = Presidency Report +++ ST 8760 2020 ADD 2 Cohesion policy legislative package 2021-2027 - European Regional Development Fund and Cohesion Fund Regulation = Presidency Report +++ ST 8760 2020 ADD 3 Cohesion policy legislative package 2021-2027 - European Social Fund Plus Regulation = Presidency Report +++ ST 8760 2020 ADD 4 Cohesion policy legislative package 2021-2027 - Interreg Regulation = Presidency Report +++  GLOBAL CITIESEU Commissioner Ferreira participates in online launch of the joint European Commission and OECD “Cities in the World” Report URBACTCovid-19: a springboard for more food solidarity? URBAN AGENDASmartEnCity N…

IEU Environment Telegram 29 June 2020

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CHEMICALS: MEPs call on EU Commission to step up action against dangerous chemicals +++  GREEN RECOVERY: DRAFT REPORT on a new strategy for European SMEs - PE653.858v01-00 +++  BIODIVERSITY: Schulze: “Prevention and control of pandemics requires commitment to nature conservation and species protection” - Discussion with international guests explores biodiversity loss and wildlife trade as causes of pandemics +++  COVID-19 SPECIALEU Commission expands Temporary Framework to further support micro, small and start-up companies and incentivise private investmentsCoronavirus Global Response: Saturday's summit raised €6.15 billion for universal access to coronavirus vaccines EFSA BRIEFSSafety and efficacy of Axtra® XAP 104 TPT (endo‐1,4‐xylanase, protease and alpha‐amylase) as a feed additive for chickens for fattening, laying hens and minor poultry speciesSafety and efficacy of Lactobacillus buchneri DSM 29026 as a silage additive for all animal species …

IEU Climate Telegram 29 June 2020

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JUST TRANSITION: Speeches by Executive VP Timmermans and EU Commissioners Ferreira and Simson at the Just Transition Platform Launch Event +++  GERMAN EU COUNCIL PRESIDENCY: Von der Leyen: Wir brauchen eine starke deutsche EU-Ratspräsidentschaft +++ CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion: Klimaschutz in Europa gemeinsam voranbringen +++ Germany: Promoting innovation and climate action in agriculture - EIB provides a €200 million loan to KWS SAAT +++  UNFCCCNDC Partnership Forum Identifies Ways to Help Countries Recover Better  TRANSPORT EMISSIONSAverage CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans increased again in 2019EEA: Monitoring of CO2 emissions from vans – Regulation 510/2011EEA: Monitoring of CO2 emissions from passenger cars – Regulation (EU) 2019/631
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IEU Energy Telegram 29 June 2020

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ENERGY STORAGE: MEPs want to boost energy storage in the EU to help spur decarbonisation +++  ENERGY STATE AID: EU Commission approves prolongation of tax exemption for non food-based biogas and bio propane used for heating or as motor fuel in Sweden +++ Energy Community Secretariat refers Tuzla 7 State aid case to the Ministerial Council +++  ENERGY REGULATION: ENTSO-E and ENTSOG publish their final Joint Scenarios for TYNDP 2020 and open registration for public webinar +++ ENTSO-E innovation roadmap 2020-2030 out for public consultation +++ Update on the accession roadmap to the RR Platform due to COVID 19 outbreak +++ ACER to decide which products to use in single day-ahead coupling +++  SETISHorizon 2020 project COMETS - Collective Action Models for Energy Transition and Social Innovation has launched a survey BATTERY TECHU.S. Department of Energy Issues Request for Information to Strengthen Battery Critical Materials Supply Chains WIND ENERGYIrelan…

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