IEU Energy Weekly Summer Summary Telegram 17 August 2018

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ENERGY UNION: 

  • Juncker Plan supports Nordlink interconnector with €100 million EIB investment +++ 
  • Position of the European Parliament - Conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networks +++ 
  • Russian Government reaction to the Report of the WTO Panel on the “Third Energy Package”  +++ 

ENERGY STATE AID: 

  • EU Commission clears inclusion of new combined heat and power plant in Polish scheme to support high-efficiency co-generation +++ 

NUCLEAR ENERGY: 

  • IAEA Unveils Unique World Uranium Map
  • Rheinland-Pfalz: Nein“ zu weiteren Risiken durch Ausbau und der Weiterführung der Atomenergie im Vereinigten Königreich Großbritannien

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

  • Position of the European Parliament - Investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy for housing (amendment of Regulation (EC) No 1080/2006 on the European Regional Development Fund) - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2008)0245
  • Position of the European Parliament - The energy performance of buildings (recast version) - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2008)0223
  • Position of the European Parliament - Ecodesign requirements for energy-using products (implementing powers conferred on the Commission) - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2006)0291

RENEWABLES

  • Wind Europe: Renewables step into the breach to counteract power plant problems during Europe’s heatwave
  • Time of Transition: Joint report to drive RE uptake - REN21
  • EU Commission Answer - Wind turbines - E-003437/2018
  • Umweltbundesamt: Rekordhalbjahr für erneuerbare Energien - Jedoch geringerer Ausbau im Windsektor

COAL

  • Electric power sector coal inventories are expected to remain relatively low through 2019
  • Ein zügiger Kohleausstieg in Deutschland und NRW sichert das Klimaziel für 2030 - DIW
  • „Die deutschen Klimaziele können nur durch einen beschleunigten Ausstieg aus der Kohle erreicht werden“: Interview mit Claudia Kemfert (DIW)

GERMANY

  • Bundeswirtschaftsminister Altmaier: „Mit dem ‚Aktionsplan Stromnetz‘ für eine sichere und bezahlbare Energiewende“
  • dena-Chef Kuhlmann sieht Aktionsplan Stromnetz als wichtiges Signal für Energiewende
  • BDI zum Aktionsplan Stromnetz: Akzeptanz der Energiewende steht auf dem Spiel
  • VKU zum "Aktionsplan Stromnetz" des Bundeswirtschaftsministeriums

US EIA

  • U.S. refineries running at near-record highs

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG ENER
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION Annual Report on the Safety of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations in the European Union for the Year 2016
    • COMMISSION OPINION relating to the plan for the disposal of radioactive waste arising from the Sellafield Encapsulated Product Stores Waste Transfer Route located in the United Kingdom (only the English version is authentic)
    • COMMISSION OPINION on the draft programming document of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators for the period 2019-2021 and the Agency’s work programme for 2019

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Draft agenda - Wednesday, 29 August 2018 - PE 625.502v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • Draft agenda - Monday, 3 September 2018 - PE 625.496v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • EU Commission Answer - Alternatives to the use of sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) in medium- and high-voltage electrical equipment - E-003191/2018

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