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IEU Environment Telegram 29 May 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  GREEN RECOVERY:  Kick-starting the EU economy by incentivising private investments +++  Remarks by Commissioner Gentiloni at the press conference on an enhanced InvestEU Programme and its new Strategic Investment Facility +++  Discours du Commissaire Breton lors de la conférence de presse sur l'accroissement de la capacité d'InvestEU +++  Questions and Answers: The proposed InvestEU Programme +++  Statement by Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager at the press conference on Solvency Support Instrument +++  Questions and Answers: Solvency Support Instrument +++  MdEP Rasmus Andresen /Grüne/EFA zu "Next Generation EU" und MFR 2021-2027 - der neue Vorschlag der EU Kommission +++  COVID-19 SPECIAL SECTION EU Commission approves € 1.6 billion Polish scheme to compensate companies for damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak and provide liquidity support Coronavirus: practical advice for safe travel New repo

IEU Climate Telegram 29 May 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  IPCC:  IPCC extends Working Group I literature cut-off date, postpones final lead author meeting +++  EU GREEN DEAL:  Climate law, shortage of medicines and “Farm to Fork” strategy - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++  OZONE:  42nd Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol +++  NECP Energy Community Conference delivers climate action plan for Moldova MARITIME EMISSIONS Answer to a written question - Maritime transport and emissions reduction - E-000342/2020(ASW) CLIMATE REFUGEES Answer to a written question - Climate refugees - E-000616/2020(ASW) EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER AMENDMENTS 599 - 884 - Draft report Establishing the Just Transition Fund - PE652.418v01-00 EU COUNCIL REGISTER ST 8386 2020 INIT Amended proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing the Just Transition Fund ST 8386 2020 ADD 1 ANNEX to t

IEU Energy Telegram 29 May 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY MERGERS:  EU Commission clears acquisition of ABB's power grid division by Hitachi +++  ENERGY REGULATION:  Regulatory and administrative requirements to entry and trade on gas wholesale markets in the EU +++  EFET response to ENAGAS consultation on Winter Plan 2020-2021 +++  EFET response to Terna consultation on CCC +++  EUSEW:  Save the date – EUSEW goes digital! +++  CLEAR 2.0 - Connecting consumers to renewables -Belgium - Copy.pdf +++  cVPP - Putting communities in charge of their local renewable energy generation - Netherlands.pdf +++  D2T2 - Europe’s breakthrough technology in tidal energy - Ireland.pdf +++  Fair (FER) - New knowledge and skills to tackle energy poverty - Croatia.pdf +++  Friendly Bill - Helping citizens understand their energy bills - Portugal.pdf iBRoad - Renovating homes_easy and efficient for every homeowner - Greece.pdf REMOTE - Energy security in challenging locations - Italy.pdf W

IEU Environment Telegram 28 May 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  GREEN RECOVERY:  EU budget: A green and just recovery +++  Opening Remarks by Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans at the Press Conference on a Green and Just Recovery +++  EU budget: Recovery and Resilience Facility +++  Questions and Answers on the EU budget for recovery: Recovery and Resilience Facility +++  Remarks by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis at the press conference on the Recovery and Resilience Facility +++  Post-corona recovery plan taking shape as auto industry makes concrete recommendations to EU Commission +++  DIHK-Präsident Eric Schweitzer zum Vorschlag der EU-Kommission für einen europäischen Wiederaufbaufonds: Dem Binnenmarkt wieder auf die Beine helfen +++  COVID-19 SPECIAL SECTION EU budget for recovery: Commission proposes new Health Programme EU4Health with a budget of €9.4 billion Increased flexibility under EU Cohesion policy helps Italian regions to cope with the crisis Launch of dialogue wit

IEU Climate Telegram 28 May 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  UNFCCC:  New dates agreed for COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference +++  Governments Commit to Take Forward Vital Work to Tackle Climate Change in 2020 +++  EU GREEN DEAL:  Opening Remarks by Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans at the Press Conference on a Green and Just Recovery +++  Remarks by Commissioner Simson during the Bruegel Webinar on (Em)Powering the Recovery +++  EU budget for recovery: Questions and answers on the Just Transition Mechanism +++  EU ETS Future role of the EU ETS in achieving Europe’s decarbonisation targets - EFET Emissionshandel: Deutsche Anlagen stießen 2019 14 Prozent weniger CO2 aus - Reform des Europäischen Emissionshandels wirkt METHANE Limiting methane emissions in the energy sector NECP CAN Europe: National Energy and Climate Plans must still be improved to be in line with the Paris Agreement  TRANSPORT EMISSIONS Answer to a written question - Low-emission zones a

IEU Energy Telegram 28 May 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY STATE AID:  EU Commission approves support for electricity production in Spanish non-peninsular territories +++  RENEWABLES :  REN21: Oil collapse sparks new interest in geothermal energy +++  Central and Eastern Europe: now leading the way in facilitating corporate renewable PPAs - Wind Europe +++  EEX response to BMWi’s consultation on the draft for Offshore Wind Energy Act +++  Energy Community: Albania’s renewables auction results in competitive prices +++  ENERGY REGULATION EPRI, E.DSO Bring Together Leading U.S. and European Electric Utilities Addressing COVID-19 Challenges and Path Forward Compliance matters: Secretariat to make selected legal assessments public EFET response to ACER consultation on methodologies for assessing electricity resource adequacy EFET reaction to the proposal to change Gas System Charges Ordinance's entry into force HYDROGEN Heading for Hydrogen - The Energy Collective U.S. De

IEU Environment Telegram 27 May 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  GREEN RECOVERY:  Europe's moment: Repair and prepare for the next generation - EU Commission +++  Speech by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary on the EU Recovery package +++  Press statement by President von der Leyen on the MFF and the Recovery Instrument +++  EU Commission: Questions and Answers on the MFF and Next Generation EU +++  GREEN RECOVERY - MEPS:  EU future at stake: MEPs broadly welcome Commission’s recovery package proposals +++  EP negotiators: recovery plan crucial, but do not trade long-term for short-term +++  Solidarity back at the heart of Europe - EPP +++  CDU-Europaabgeordneter Dennis Radtke: „Wiederaufbauplan ist ein starkes Signal europäischer Solidarität!“ +++  “The Recovery Plan is a historical investment that we owe to future generations,” says Iratxe García +++  Sassoli (S&D): Dies ist ein europäischer D-Day, Solidarität ist in Europa angekommen +++  FDP (1): Von der Ley

IEU Climate Telegram 27 May 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU GREEN DEAL:  Die Grünen/EFA zum EU Corona-Wiederaufbaufonds: Just Transition Fund: 32,5 Mrd. € mehr für Kohleregionen +++  EU recovery plan allows continued support to climate polluting fossil fuels, lifting climate spending targets - CAN Europe +++  BUND: Von der Leyens EU-Konjunkturprogramm ist nicht grün genug – bei Klimaschutz und grünen Investitionen zu zaghaft +++  UNFCCC:  Virtual Training on NDC Preparation Launched +++  TRANSPORT EMISSIONS:  ACEA: Position Paper: Principles for potential post‐Euro 6 and post‐Euro VI emission regulations +++  GERMANY Baden-Württemberg: Novelle zum Klimaschutzgesetz zur Anhörung freigegeben *Note  We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show the headlines of our monitoring content, only.   To ask for a weekly trial click here . To subscribe to your services real-time - click here .

IEU Energy Telegram 27 May 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  RENEWABLES:  EU Investment Plan: First European Investment Bank financing of solar energy project in Poland   +++  Wind Europe: EU Recovery Strategy to boost renewable energies and green technologies +++  AER takes part in WSED 2020 +++  GAS MARKETS:  Eurogas Vision for an Integrated Energy System +++  GasNaturally press release on the EU Recovery Plan +++  EU COUNCIL REGISTER PE 3 2020 INIT REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL ON THE LABELLING OF TYRES WITH RESPECT TO FUEL EFFICIENCY AND OTHER PARAMETERS, AMENDING REGULATION (EU) 2017/1369 AND REPEALING REGULATION (EC) NO 1222/2009 EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG ENER Commission Notice on the application of energy labelling requirements for electronic displays, household washing machines and washer-dryers, refrigerating appliances and household dishwashers, and of ecodesign requirements on the provision of information for external power supplies *Note 

IEU Environment Telegram 26 May 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-19:  EU Commission launches public consultation on the protection and facilitation of investment within the EU +++  EU Council adopts temporary rules to extend the time limit for general meetings of “European companies” (SEs) and cooperatives (SCEs) +++  Joint statement of the members of the EEA Council, 25 May 2020 +++  COVID-19: No free movement of critical workers without adequate protection +++  COVID-19: Single market must emerge stronger from the crisis, say MEPs +++  EU citizens want more competences for the EU to deal with crises like  COVID-19 +++  EU Commission approves €2.2 billion Polish subsidised loan scheme for large enterprises affected by coronavirus outbreak +++  EU Commission approves Dutch guarantee scheme to stabilise trade credit insurance market in coronavirus outbreak +++  EU and Japan leaders signal close coordination in responding to the coronavirus pandemic and a commitment to enhance

IEU Climate Telegram 26 May 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU GREEN DEAL:  Bruegel: A Just Transition Fund – How the EU budget can help with the transition +++  Study - A Just Transition Fund - How the EU budget can best assist in the necessary transition from fossil fuels to sustainable energy +++  DRAFT OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the framework for achieving climate neutrality and amending Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 (European Climate Law) - PE652.274v01-00 +++  Answer to a written question - A multidisciplinary approach to environmental degradation and climate protection - E-000752/2020(ASW) +++  BDI zu den Erwartungen der deutschen Industrie an den Wiederaufbauplan: „Industrie fordert von EU-Kommission ehrgeizigen Erholungsplan“ +++  Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl: EU Recovery Plan muss Erholung und industrielle Transformation gleichermaßen im Blick haben +++  UNFCCC:  UNFCCC: June Momentum for Climate Change +++  Medi

IEU Energy Telegram 26 May 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY REGULATION:  Response to the European Commission’s public consultation to establish the priority list of Network Codes - ENTSO-E +++  Energy Community: Contracting Parties improve technical, operational and communication standards to facilitate cross-border gas flows +++  Register for free CEER webinars +++  RENEWABLES:  CEER: With renewables subsidies coming to an end, are renewables ready to stand on their own feet? +++  Cross-sector industry platform outlines best strategies for the recycling of wind turbine blades - Wind Europe +++  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Biofuels - E-000954/2020(ASW) +++  Federal Government launches Special Renewable Energies Initiative to improve conditions for export credit guarantees +++  ENERGY EFFICIENCY Dialogprozess der Bundesregierung „Roadmap Energieeffizienz 2050“ startet GAS Gaseous solutions speed up EU’s economic recovery, secure jobs and industrial leadershi

IEU Environment Telegram 25 May 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*: SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-19: COVID-19: MEPs debate how to best protect cross-border and seasonal workers +++ COVID-19: EU Council adopts relief measures for aviation and railways +++ EU Commission approves €8 billion Austrian scheme to compensate companies for damage caused by coronavirus outbreak +++ EU Commission approves €9 billion Italian “umbrella” scheme to support economy in coronavirus outbreak +++ EU-Japan leaders' video conference meeting to focus on the coronavirus pandemic and coordinated response +++ GREEN RECOVERY Schulze: Konjunkturmaßnahmen müssen Beschäftigung, Innovation und Klimaschutz dienen GREEN TECH GreenTech macht Wirtschaft krisenfester PESTICIDES Pollinators: importance for nature and human well-being, drIvers of decline and the need for monitoring EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Setting maximum pesticide residue levels for imported products - E-001286/2020(ASW) WATER BDEW zum Gesetzentwurf zur Änderung de

IEU Climate Telegram 25 May 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*: SPAIN: Wind Europe: Spain rolls out ambitious new climate legislation +++ EU GREEN DEAL: EU Commission’s Recovery Package: time to turn Green Deal ambition into a fossil fuel-free and green recovery - CAN Europe +++ DIW: Claudia Kemfert: „Konjunkturbelebung und Klimaschutz können und müssen Hand in Hand gehen“ +++ SWP-Studie: »Unkonventioneller Klimaschutz« +++ SHIPPING EMISSIONS EU Commission publishes first annual EU report on CO2 emissions from maritime transport Die Grünen/EFA: CO2 Emissionen in der Seeschifffahrt - EU-Kommission legt ersten Bericht vor DIESEL SCANDAL BEUC: German highest civil court ruling underlines consumers must be compensated for Dieselgate scandal EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER AMENDMENTS 9 - 218 - Draft opinion Establishing the Just Transition Fund - PE650.648v02-00 AMENDMENTS 280 - 668 - Draft opinion Establishing the Just Transition Fund - PE652.279v01-00 AMENDMENTS 669 - 690 - Draft opinion Establishing the Just Transition F

IEU Energy Telegram 25 May 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*: ENERGY REGULATION: ENTSO-E: Summer Outlook 2020 Webinar +++ ENTSO-E: Smart sector integration of gas and electricity infrastructure – opportunities and challenges in the context of the EU Green Deal +++ EFET recommendations for a future EU strategy on energy system integration +++ Energy Community: Albania narrows compliance gap in the electricity sector +++ EURELECTRIC Electricity industry calls on policy makers for a green recovery   ELECTRICITY GRIDS Die Energiewende und das Stromnetz - Perspektiven aus Deutschland und Europa - Umweltschützer RENEWABLES IRENA: COVID-19 and renewables - impact on the energy system GERMANY BDI: „Abweichung der Bundesregierung vom Kohle-Kompromiss ist Vertrauensbruch für jeden künftigen Beteiligungsprozess“ Gemeinsames Presse-Statement von BDEW und VKU zum Kohleausstiegsgesetz EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER Draft agenda - Thursday, 28 May 2020 - PE652.414v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy EU COMMISSION RE

IEU Agenda Weekly Telegram 25 May 2020

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Our IEU AGENDA this week:  EU COMMISSION:  EU Commission Calendar +++  25 May 2020 +++  26 May 2020 +++  27 May 2020 +++  28 May 2020 +++  29 May 2020 +++  Outlook May 2020 +++  EU COMMISSION - EXPERT GROUPS Meetings of EU Commission expert groups 8th meeting of C2020 UCC CCI Ph2 CPG/192/008 4th meeting of Expert Group on Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCFEG) CLEN – ILIADe Project Group meeting - Video Conference, 27-29 May 2020 - Invitation Meeting 2020/05/28 - Working group on Cosmetic Products - Subgroup on Borderlines CPG031036 CBG on ISC2 12th Meeting of the Commission Expert Group 'Executive Board of EOSC' First meeting of the sub-group 13. Civil Security for Society MEETING OF THE DIRECTORS' GROUP ON AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS (DGAS) - 2020 AI HLEG Meeting (To be confirmed) 9th meeting of the Commission Informal Expert Group High-Level Forum on Capital Markets Union Virtual meeting of Ecosystem Monitoring Subgroup ECCG59

IEU Environment Telegram 22 May 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-19:  EP supports local authorities fighting the effects of the pandemic +++  ECDC launches new weekly COVID-19 surveillance report +++  COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch: New tool for tracking measures to mitigate social, economic impact of COVID-19 +++  AIR POLLUTION:  UK: Guidance: Emissions to air from Large Combustion Plant in the Transitional National Plan: RPS C18 *Note  We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show the headlines of our monitoring content, only.   To ask for a weekly trial click here . To subscribe to your services real-time - click here .

IEU Climate Telegram 22 May 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  UNFCCC:  UN Climate Change Launches Russian Language Communications Tools +++  EU GREEN DEAL:  Workshop presents key findings of EU climate acquis roadmap for Georgia +++  FORESTS:  Shrinking forests need bold action to safeguard their biodiversity +++  OZONE Montreal Protocol likely to avert 443 million skin cancer cases in the United States - UNEP CELEX CELEX:52020PC0216: Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the World Forum for Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe as regards the proposals for modifications to UN Regulations Nos 13, 14, 16, 22, 30, 41, 78, 79, 83, 94, 95, 101, 108, 109, 117, 129, 137, 138, 140 and 152, as regards the proposals for modifications to Global Technical Regulations Nos 3, 6, 7, 16 and 19, as regards the proposal for amendments to Consolidated Resolution R.E.3. and as regards the propo

IEU Energy Telegram 22 May 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  GAS TARGETS:  Eurogas webinar summary: Can Europe Reach Climate Neutrality Without Gas Targets? +++  GAZPROM:  Latest publications by Gazprom +++  Around RUB 5 million in personal funds collected by employees of parent company of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Group for St. Petersburg's Hospital for Veterans of Wars +++  Enhanced safety measures to be imposed during changeovers of shift workers at Gazprom Transgaz Surgut +++  Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg financing development of COVID-19 drug +++  Gazprom Transgaz Surgut strengthens disinfection efforts for motor vehicles +++  Valery Guryanov put in charge of Gazprom Dobycha Shelf Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk +++  Gas in perspective. Oleg Aksyutin talks to Gazprom Magazine Dividends of RUB 15.24 per share recommended by Board of Directors for 2019 EEX EEX Group response Public consultation on the review of the MiFID II / MiFIR regulatory framework *Note  We publish our IEU te

IEU Climate Telegram 20 May 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CARBON PRICING:  Bundeskabinett beschließt höheren CO2-Preis, Entlastungen bei Strompreisen und für Pendler +++  BDEW zu den vom Bundeskabinett verabschiedeten Regelungen zur CO2-Bepreisung im Verkehrs- und Wärmesektor +++  EU GREEN DEAL:  Strong EU biodiversity and sustainable farming policies are key tools in the fight against climate change - CAN Europe +++  JUST TRANSITION:  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Just Transition Mechanism - E-000575/2020(ASW) +++  CELEX CELEX:52020PC0219: Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION amending Council Decision (EU) 2016/915 as regards the reference period intended to be used for measuring growth of CO2 emissions, to take account of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in the context of CORSIA EU COUNCIL REGISTER ST 8125 2020 INIT Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION amending Council Decision (EU) 2016/915 as regards the reference period intended to be used for measuring growt

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