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IEU Environment Telegram 28 February 2020

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SUSTAINABILITY:  Better regulation for competitiveness and sustainable, inclusive growth : EU Council adopts conclusions +++  EU COMMISSIONER'S MEETINGS: Meetings of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius with organisations and self-employed individuals +++ Meetings of Cabinet members of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius with organisations and self-employed individuals +++  MICROPLASTICS: EU JRC: Finding the right methods for measuring microplastics in water +++ EU Commission Answer to a written question - Microplastics pollution in European rivers - E-004287/2019(ASW) +++ EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Use of microplastics in washing machines - E-003693/2019(ASW) +++  PLASTIC PACKAGINGLaunch of the European Plastics Pact on 6 March 2020Common Industry Association Position Paper on the EU ‘Own Resource on Unrecycled Plastic Packaging' UKGuidance: Pollution inventory reporting: guidance notes GERMANYGerman environmental industry rem…

IEU Climate Telegram 28 February 2020

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CLIMATE LAW: EVP/CDU-Briefing: "Vorschlag EU-Kommission Europäisches Klimaschutzgesetz"* +++ Updated: An EU climate law fit for purpose? - CAN Europe +++  UNECE: UNECE study maps transport infrastructure at high risk due to climate change in Pan-European region and Canada +++ Transport Ministers make united call for universal climate action - UNECE +++  UNFCCC: Telecoms Sector Agrees Pathway to Net Zero Emissions +++  EU GREEN DEALMeetings of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans with organisations and self-employed individualsMain results of the Competitiveness Council, 27-28 February 2020AmCham EU: Letter to Ministers of the Competitiveness Council on the EU Industrial StrategyT&E’s vision for the European Green Deal CO2 EMISSIONSCO2 Intensity of Electricity Generation - European Union Open Data Portal UKBillion dollar oil & gas fund backs supermajor-led zero-carbon UK cluster - The Energy Collective DIESEL SCANDAL / VOLSKWAGENSe…

IEU Energy Telegram 28 February 2020

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ENERGY STATE AID: EU Commission launches an in-depth investigation into the regulation mechanism for natural gas storage in France +++  ENERGY SECURITY: World Energy Issues Monitor: US-Politik als wichtigster Unsicherheitsfaktor für den Energiesektor +++  ENERGY UNION: Citizens' Dialogue in Kohtla-Järve with Commissioner Kadri Simson +++ Meetings of Commissioner Kadri Simson with organisations and self-employed individuals +++ Meetings of Cabinet members of Commissioner Kadri Simson with organisations and self-employed individuals +++  RENEWABLESWEF: Renewable energy could power the world by 2050. Here’s what that future might look likeU.S. EIA: Effects of renewable technology capital costs on electricity capacity and generation in two illustrative regions HYDROGENHydrogen cars with zero emissions at the tailpipe, ready to spread widely - Eltis TURKEYTurkey's illegal drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean: EU Council puts two persons o…

IEU Environment Telegram 27 February 2020

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GREEN CHEMICALS: Research Headlines - Brewing greener chemicals from fermented waste +++  PESTICIDES: EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Postponement of the glyphosate ban in Austria - E-004356/2019(ASW) +++  CARCINOGENS: EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Measures against carcinogens in baby milk - E-004386/2019(ASW) +++  WATER POLLUTIONGreece is ordered to pay a lump sum of 3.5 million euros for having been slow in implementing EU law on the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources PLASTICSLancement du pacte européen sur les emballages plastiques - Représentation permanente de la France EU PARLIAMENT REGISTEREU Commission: Answer to a written question - Unauthorised use of 1,3-dichloropropene - E-004191/2019(ASW) EU COUNCIL REGISTERCM 1665 2020 INIT Working Party on International Environment Issues (Global environmental aspects of sustainable development)CM 1649 2020 INIT Friends of the …

IEU Climate Telegram 27 February 2020

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CLIMATE FINANCE: Christine Lagarde (ECB): Climate change and the financial sector +++  COP26: COP26 Private Finance Agenda Launched +++ Accountants Can Drive Climate Transparency +++  EU GREEN DEAL: MEP: Written question - Green Deal terminology - E-000820/2020 +++ MEP: Written question - Inequality and the Green Deal - E-000821/2020 +++ Eurochambres on EU Competitiveness Council: Green Deal and Single Market must be pursued in unison +++  CLIMATE JUSTICE"Women as key actors for climate justice" - EP side event at the CSW64 in New York - 16-03-2020 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality UKSpeech: Climate change, the challenge of our time - UK Environment AgencyUK stresses EU ETS link option in post-Brexit plans - Carbon Pulse "THE GRETA EFFECT"World Economic Forum: The Greta effect? Why businesses are more committed to climate action in 2020 GERMANYDialogforum "Wirtschaft macht Klimaschutz" - BMUB EU COUNCIL …

IEU Energy Telegram 27 February 2020

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RENEWABLE ENERGY: Latest EEA publications on renewable energies +++ Effects of increased renewable energy use on national primary fossil fuel consumption (2018) +++ Effects of increased renewable energy use on national greenhouse gas emissions (2018) +++ Effects of RES growth on key air pollutant emissions (2018) +++ Growth in renewable energy use by technology and sector, 2005-2018 +++  ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Eurelectric: Driving change: 15 pledges to customers +++ Latvia: ALTUM and EIB join forces for energy efficiency investments +++  HYDROGENDutch Trio Reveals Offshore Wind to Hydrogen Mega Project | Offshore Wind - The Energy Collective NUCLEAR ENERGYDetailed guide: Sellafield: nuclear regulation - UK Environment Agency EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENERREPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the implementation of the work under the nuclear decommissioning assistance programme to Bulgaria, Slovakia and Lithuania in 2019 and …

IEU Environment Telegram 26 February 2020

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REACH: 50% more REACH dossiers checked for compliance in 2019 +++  CIRCULAR ECONOMY: EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Industrial symbiosis and the circular economy - E-003774/2019(ASW) +++  WATER MANAGEMENT: EEA: Relative change in 10-year river water deficit between present (1981-2010) and the end of the century (2071-2100) under RCP4.5 and RCP8.5 scenarios +++ EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Water management in Portugal and Spain - Directive 2000/60/EC - E-003981/2019(ASW) +++  AIR POLLUTIONEU Commission: Answer to a written question - Establishing an NOx emissions control area in the Mediterranean - E-004433/2019(ASW) BIOPLASTICSEU Commission: Answer to a written question - ‘Biviere e Macconi di Gela’ Natura 2000 site: site clearance and use of bioplastics in agriculture - E-004143/2019(ASW) FORESTSEU Commission: Answer to a written question - Forest depletion - E-004162/2019(ASW) BIODIVERSITYBiodiversity ‘fundamental’ for …

IEU Climate Telegram 26 February 2020

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EU GREEN DEAL: How good is the European Commission’s Just Transition Fund proposal? - Bruegel +++ Bruegel: Can the European Green Deal kill the single market? +++ BDI-Einladung zur Round-Table-Diskussion Klimaziele am 4. März in Berlin +++  UK: Relations with the UK: Vice-President Šefčovič appointed as EU representative and Co-Chair of the EU-UK Joint Committee  +++  CO2 FOOTPRINT: EU Commission: Answer to a written question - CO2 footprint labels on products - E-004253/2019(ASW) +++  CO2 TRACKINGCO2 tracking in space CLIMATE IMPACTEuropean Transport Needs to Adapt to Rising Climate Risks: UNEEA Indicators: Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets FORESTSMember states’ revised proposals for forest reference levels EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERDraft agenda - Thursday, 5 March 2020 - PE648.393v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
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IEU Energy Telegram 26 February 2020

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ENERGY MERGERS: Concentrations : la Commission autorise l'acquisition d'EDPR Offshore España par ENGIE et EDP Renovaveis +++ Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of EP Energy by Apollo and Elliot +++  ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE: EU Energy Infrastructure Forum 2020 +++  ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Labelling of tyres: EU Council adopts new rules +++  CAPACITY MECHANISMEnergy Community: New study explores future system adequacy and capacity mechanisms in the Western Balkans COALEU Commission: Answer to a written question - Coal plants’ failure to comply with industrial pollution legislation in the Western Balkans - E-004321/2019(ASW) GAS MARKETBruegel: Eastern Mediterranean Gas: What Prospects for the New Decade? GAZPROMLNG-powered freight trucks of Russian make to transport helium from Amur GPP
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IEU Environment Telegram 25 February 2020

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ASBESTOS: EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Laws adopted by Member States to compensate victims of asbestos - E-003992/2019(ASW) +++ EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Portuguese imports of asbestos-containing materials - E-003948/2019(ASW) +++  SUPPLY CHAINS: Germanwatch: Neue EU-Studie unterstreicht Notwendigkeit eines Lieferkettengesetzes +++  ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE: EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Slow progress by EU in combating antimicrobial resistance - E-004163/2019(ASW) +++  FORESTSDRAFT OPINION on stepping up EU Action to Protect and Restore the World’s Forests - PE648.361v01-00 EU COUNCIL REGISTERST 6060 2020 REV 1 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the quality of water intended for human consumption (recast) - Political agreementST 6289 2020 INIT 7th session of the IMO SUB-Committee on Ship Systems and equipment (SSE 7), (London, 02 – 06 March 2020) - Non-paper dra…

IEU Climate Telegram 25 February 2020

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UK: EU-UK relations: Council gives go-ahead for talks to start and adopts negotiating directives +++ Future EU-UK Partnership: European Commission receives mandate to begin negotiations with the UK +++ Future EU-UK Partnership: Question and Answers on the negotiating directives +++  CARBON CAPTURE & USAGE: EP Written question - Carbon capture and use (CCU) in EU Emissions Trading System Monitoring and Reporting Regulation – accounting for emissions’ avoidance in the ongoing revision - E-000634/2020 +++  CARBON BORDER TAX: Workshops - Trade-Related Aspects of Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanisms - 05-03-2020 - Committee on International Trade +++  EMISSIONS TRADINGCAN Europe: Montenegro's cap and trade system could signal end of free emissions in Western Balkans - but cap needs tightening CO2 EMISSIONSEEA Datasets: CO2 Intensity of Electricity GenerationEEA Trend in the frequency of meteorological droughts from 1950 to 2015EEA: Cumulative ice mass…

IEU Energy Telegram 25 February 2020

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ENERGY UNION: EU energy datasheets – latest data now available +++  EUROGAS: Ees Europe Conference – Side-Event: Conference Power-To-X (18 June 2020, Munich) +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENERCOMMISSION OPINION relating to the plan for the disposal of radioactive waste arising from the decommissioning and the dismantling of the Krümmel KKK nuclear power plant located in the land of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (only the German text is authentic)COMMISSION DECISION Approving the Joint Declaration between the Government of Japan and the European Atomic Energy Community for the Further Implementation of the Broader Approach Activities EU COUNCIL REGISTERST 6265 2020 INIT European Court of Auditors’ Special Report No 3/2020: "The Commission contributes to nuclear safety in the EU but updates required"ST 6267 2020 INIT European Court of Auditors Special Report No 3/2020: "The Commission contributes to nuclear safety in the EU but updates requir…

IEU Smart Cities Telegram 24 February 2020

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REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Briefing - Implementation of macro-regional strategies - 20-02-2020 +++ #EURegionsWeek 2020: Are you still looking for partners for a Regional Partnership? +++ European Week of Regions and Cities +++  URBAN AGENDA: Handbook on Sustainable and Circular Re-use of Spaces and Buildings now available! +++ Community of Practice on CITIES - Workshop on Scaling up Smart and Sustainable Cities +++ CITIES Forum 2020 +++ Community of Practice on CITIES - Workshop on Scaling up Smart and Sustainable Cities - 19/2/2020 +++ Delivering the Social Pillar in cities +++  URBACT: URBACT IV, where are we at with the next programming period? +++  EUROCITIESNews from the mission board! SCIS - EIP SCCSmartEnCity Academy for Zero Carbon TransitionNew Solution Booklet: Heat Pump driven District Heating systems SMART SPECIALIZATION Interregional Collaboration Workshop: S3 Targeted Support – Horizontal Activities SMART GOVERNANCEOnline registration for Open M…

IEU Environment Telegram 24 February 2020

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NANOFORMS: ECHA: Companies need to provide more data on nanoforms +++  SUPPLY CHAINS: EU Commission study shows the need for EU-level legislation on due diligence throughout the supply chain on human rights and environmental impacts +++  AARHUS CONVENTION: EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Compliance of the Irish Government’s draft planning Bill with the Aarhus Convention - E-004534/2019(ASW) +++  WASTE MANAGEMENTEU Commission: Answer to a written question - Two European Environment Agency reports recommend better waste management in the European Union - E-003595/2019(ASW) PLASTICSEU Parliament: Fighting plastic pollution - Moving towards more recycling and less plastic wasteEU Commission: Answer to a written question - Economic and employment impact of the ‘plastics tax’ - P-004062/2019(ASW) WATER POLLUTIONEU Commission: Answer to a written question - Halt of intake of water for drinking water production due to pollution of river water with…

IEU Climate Telegram 24 February 2020

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IPCC: IPCC opens meeting in Paris to consider 2022 climate change report outline +++  GREEN DEAL: Simson: EU Green Deal's impact analysis ready for next summer - ERR News +++  GHG EMISSIONS: Montenegro continues to take major steps to reduce GHG emissions as government approves cap and trade system for major emitters +++  TRANSPORT EMISSIONSEP OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 715/2007 on type approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 5 and Euro 6) and on access to vehicle repair and maintenance information - PE643.178v02-00EP OPINION on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 715/2007 on type approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 5 and Euro 6) and on access to vehicle repair and m…

IEU Energy Telegram 24 February 2020

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ENERGY STATE AID: EU Commission: Romania needs to recover around €13 million of incompatible rescue aid from Romanian National Uranium Company; cannot implement incompatible restructuring aid +++ EU Commission approves €251 million Romanian rescue aid to CE Oltenia +++  ENERGY REGULATION: ENTSOG: Gas TSOs of the Central Eastern Europe (CEE) region publish their Gas Regional Investment Plan 2019 +++  WIND ENERGY: Wind Europe: EU industrial strategy must recognise wind energy as a job creator in its own right +++ Wind Europe: Offshore wind and the shipping sector can reinforce each other to reach the Green Deal targets +++ Research Headlines - Wobbling in the wind: a bladeless alternative to turbines +++  EEXEEX Group and Nasdaq Futures, Inc. (NFX) successfully complete transfer of Freight business THE ENERGY CHARTERThe International Energy Charter attends EU-Central Asia working lunch CELEXCELEX:62018CA0523: Case C-523/18: Judgment of the Court (Fifth Ch…

IEU Weekly Agenda Telegram 24 February 2020

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Our IEU AGENDA this week: 
EU COMMISSION: EU Commission Calendar +++ 24 February 2020 +++ 25 February 2020 +++ 26 February 2020 +++ 27 February 2020 +++ 28 February 2020 +++ 29 February 2020 +++ 1 March 2020 +++ Outlook February 2020 +++  EU COMMISSION - EXPERT GROUPSMeetings of EU Commission expert groupsFollow up meeting, 24 February 2020, Brussels, on the provision of EU-wide real-time traffic information services (priority action "b" of the ITS Directive)2020-02-24 Expert Group MEAT MARKET OBSERVATORYMeeting of 25 February 2020 of the Commission expert group on the Generalised Scheme of PreferencesAI HLEG Meeting11th Recovery Expert Group Meeting10th meeting PG UCC DA/IA2020-03-02 Expert Group on Organic Production89th Meeting of the CITES Scientific Review Group(CEG/NOM/032) meeting of the Customs Expert Group, Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature Section, HS/WCO Coordination Sector4th meeting - European Ports Forum17th Meeting of Group of Experts of the competent CITES M…

IEU Environment Telegram 20 February 2020

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CIRCULAR ECONOMY: Chambers for a Circular Economy - Actions to support SMEs' transition to a Circular Economy +++  MARINE SPATIAL PLANNING: Marine spatial planning: Sustainably managing our seas at global level +++  CANCER RISKS: EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Medicines containing carcinogenic substances - E-003830/2019(ASW) +++  POLLUTIONEU Commission: Answer to a written question - Shipping pollutants and remedies: Commission response to Parliament’s demands - P-004270/2019(ASW) CELEXCELEX:32020R0238: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/238 of 20 February 2020 concerning the authorisation of L-threonine as a feed additive for all animal species (Text with EEA relevance) EU COUNCIL REGISTERST 5977 2020 COR 1 Evaluation of water legislation - Exchange of viewsST 6105 2020 INIT COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX correcting certain language versions of Regulation (EU) No 1253/2014 implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the Eu…

IEU Climate Telegram 20 February 2020

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GREEN DEAL: Wind Europe: EU Energy Commissioner receives Green Deal policy recommendations at emPOWER event +++ To Get a Green Deal, the EU Should Play Ball With Tech - Center for Data Innovation +++  TRANSPORT EMISSIONS: UNECE: Transport Ministers Gather to Address Climate Change and Road Safety +++  UK ETS: Allowances auction calendar for the UK published +++  CO2 & NOXIMPROOF Workshop - 16th Global Congress on Process Safety - 29 March 2020, Marriott Marquis Houston, 1777 Walker St. Houston EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG CLIMATECOMMISSION DECISION on instructing the central administrator of the Union Registry to enter the auction tables for general and aviation allowances to be auctioned for 2019 and 2020 by the auction platform appointed by the United Kingdom into the European Union Transaction Log and to transfer general and aviation allowances to the relevant auction delivery accountCOMMISSION DECISION instructing the Central Administrator of the Eu…

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