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IEU Smart Cities Weekly Telegram 28 August 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU URBAN AGENDA:  Registrations for the 18th European Week of Regions and Cities are now open +++  Partnership for Security in Public Spaces mentioned in the EU Security Union Strategy +++  Europe's Cities Fit for Future, web conference series, 3 - 18 September 2020 +++  URBACT:  Register for the URBACT workshops during the EURegionsWeek! +++  EIP-SCC:  SCIS Final Conference, 4-5 November 2020 +++  Are you ready for our General Assembly? +++  Only for 2020 – Smart City Expo World Congress transforms to Smart City Live +++  EUROCITIES Join our digital high-level conference 'Building back better: A stronger social Europe - What role for cities?' SMART MOBILITY Understanding the Next Revolution in Transportation: DOE Publishes Results from 3 year SMART Mobility Consortium Effort Apply for the CIVITAS Resilience Award to showcase exemplary local COVID-19 response measures The PoliVisu Toolbox: Learn How to Use Big Data to Create Visualisa

IEU Agenda Weekly Telegram 31 August 2020

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Our IEU Agenda headlines today*:  EU COMMISSION:  EU Commission Calendar +++  31 August 2020 +++  1 September 2020 +++  2 September 2020 +++  3 September 2020 +++  4 September 2020 +++  5 September 2020 +++  EU COMMISSION - EXPERT GROUPS Meetings of EU Commission expert groups E02789 - Expert group for monitoring and evaluating the CAP E01087 - Stakeholders Advisory Group on Maritime Security E00860 - Advisory Group on the Food Chain and Animal and Plant Health E03721 - Expert group on the implementation of the legislative package to transmit and exchange payment data in order to combat VAT fraud E02210 - Co-ordination Group for Biodiversity and Nature X03001 - Connecting Europe Facility Telecom Expert Group E03282 - Commission Expert Group/Multi-Stakeholder Platform on Protecting and Restoring the World’s Forests, including the EU Timber Regulation and the FLEGT Regulation E03662 - Commission Expert group to act as "shadow" Strategic Configuration of the Horizon Europ

IEU Environment Telegram 28 August 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CHEMICAL INDUSTRY:  Online Conference: “Green transition of the chemical industry” with the EU Environment Commissioner & BASF +++  eChemPortal: the Global Portal to Information on Chemical Substances +++  PLASTICS:  EEA: Better awareness of biodegradable, compostable plastics disposal would help tackle Europe’s plastics problem +++  PLANT PROTECTION:  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Assessment of the impact of plant protection products on pollinators/honeybees - P-004368/2020(ASW) +++  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Food origin, pesticides and testing - E-003494/2020(ASW) +++  BIODIVERSITY EU Commission:: Answer to a written question - Protection of peatlands in the EU biodiversity strategy - P-004247/2020(ASW) Answer to a written question - Biodiversity offsetting needs to be rejected - E-003389/2020(ASW) INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY Answer to a written question - A New Industrial Strategy for Europe - E-004003/2020(ASW)

IEU Climate Telegram 28 August 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CARBON LEAKAGE:  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Commission plans to prevent carbon leakage from the EU economy during the green transition - P-003768/2020(ASW) +++  GHG:  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Effectiveness of regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions - P-003870/2020(ASW) +++  JUST TRANSITION:  DRAFT OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the public sector loan facility under the Just Transition Mechanism - PE655.710v01-00 +++  REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Just Transition Fund - A9-0135/2020 +++  DRAFT REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the public sector loan facility under the Just Transition Mechanism - PE655.767v01-00 +++  EU GREEN DEAL EU Parliament: DRAFT OPINION on Cohesion Policy and regional environment strategies in th

IEU Energy Telegram 28 August 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  IEA:  IEA: Key World Energy Statistics 2020 +++  OCEAN ENERGY :  EU Commission Consultation: Ocean energy — evaluation of EU renewable power generation & policy +++  ENERGY TRANSITION:  High-level conference on energy +++  ENERGY RESILIENCE Building Resilience in Times of Extreme Weather & Cyber Threats ENERGY SECURITY Answer to a written question - Commission’s approval of State aid to TAP - E-003795/2020(ASW) ENERGY REGULATION EFET statement on the envisaged storage obligations revision in Poland EFET response to ENTSO-E consultations on harmonisation of shadow allocation rules EFET response to ACER consultation on LT capacity calculation methodology for Baltic CCR WIND ENERGY PWEA Annual Conference 2020: Is Poland paving the way for its green transition? BIOENERGY Bioenergie für eine konsistente Klimaschutz- und Energiepolitik — Empfehlungen des FVEE ENERGY EFFICIENCY EU Commission: Answer to a written question - The energy consumption

IEU Agenda Weekly Telegram 24 August 2020

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Our IEU AGENDA this week* :  EU COMMISSION:  EU Commission Calendar +++  EU COMMISSION - EXPERT GROUPS:  Meetings of EU Commission expert groups +++  E02731 - Expert Group for Direct Payments +++  E02789 - Expert group for monitoring and evaluating the CAP +++  E01087 - Stakeholders Advisory Group on Maritime Security +++  E00860 - Advisory Group on the Food Chain and Animal and Plant Health +++  E02210 - Co-ordination Group for Biodiversity and Nature +++  X03001 - Connecting Europe Facility Telecom Expert Group +++  E03282 - Commission Expert Group/Multi-Stakeholder Platform on Protecting and Restoring the World’s Forests, including the EU Timber Regulation and the FLEGT Regulation E03662 - Commission Expert group to act as "shadow" Strategic Configuration of the Horizon Europe Programme Committee X00365 - Scientific review group on CITES E03733 - Expert Group for Disaster Prevention and Risk Management X02883 - Stakeholders' Advisory Group on Aviation Security X

IEU Environment Telegram 17 - 21 August 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ECHA:  New Board of Appeal decisions concerning vertebrate animal testing on cosmetic ingredients +++  COVID-19 SPECIAL:  Coronavirus: EU Commission continues expanding future vaccines portfolio with new talks +++  State aid: EU Commission approves Bavarian fund to enable up to €46 billion of liquidity and capital support to enterprises in Bavaria in the context of the coronavirus outbreak +++  State aid: EU Commission approves €1 billion Danish and Swedish measure to recapitalise SAS +++  FORESTS:  Die Grünen/EFA: Der Wald trocknet aus! Forstwirtschaft in der EU: Teil des Problems oder Teil der Lösung? +++  FOOD CONTACT MATERIAL Germany: Twenty-second Ordinance amending the Consumer Goods Ordinance EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG ENV REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the reviews required under Article 19 (1) of Regulation 2017/852 on the use of mercury in dental amalgam and products DG GROW COMMISSION IMPLEMENTIN

IEU Climate Telegram 17 - 21 August 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  UNFCCC:  UNFCCC updates Climate Report +++  First Phase of Interactive Transparency Processes on Pre-2020 Action Launched +++  EU ETS:  EU ETS Union Registry reopens until 6 PM +++  FORESTS:  Forest Reference Levels: Public feedback period open until 14 September +++  TRANSPORT EMISSIONS Germany: EIB provides The Mobility House with €15 million for smart charging technology CLIMATE DAMAGE Klimaschäden für unsere Wirtschaft: Studie zeigt höhere Kosten als erwartet CLIMATE DIPLOMACY Germany is in! Now the EU must stop the current EU-Mercosur Agreement GERMANY Deutsches Kabinett beschließt Klimaschutzbericht 2019: Treibhausgasemissionen seit 1990 um 35,7 Prozent gesunken/ Corona-Effekte noch nicht berücksichtigt EU GREEN DEAL Workshop: Relaunching European standardisation for a successful Green Deal EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG CLIMA COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) …/… on the approval of the efficient generator function used in 12 Volt motor-gene

IEU Energy Telegram 17 - 21 August 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  SOLAR ENERGY:  Solar Power Summit to be held online - European Energy Network +++  ENERGY REGULATION:  93GW of additional solutions for cross-border electricity exchange needed by 2040 to achieve the EU Green Deal +++  ACER publishes four decisions creating a Nordic electricity balancing capacity market +++  ​ACER Decision 22/2020 on the market-based allocation process of cross-zonal capacity for the exchange of balancing capacity for the Nordic CCR (A41) +++  ​ACER Decision 21/2020 on the application of the Nordic CCR market-based allocation process for the Nordic LFC Block (A38) +++  ​ACER Decision ​20/2020 on the exemption to the obligation to allow transfer of aFRR balancing capacity for the Nordic LFC Block (A34) ​ACER Decision ​19/2020​ on the common and harmonised rules and processes for procurement and exchange of aFRR balancing capacity for the Nordic LFC Block (A33) Register now for CEER online training on Energy Communities (Sept 2020)

IEU Environment Telegram 14 August 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  SUMMER BREAK MODE:  EU Institutions enter into their summer break +++  COVID-19 SPECIAL:  ECDC risk assessment on resurgence of COVID-19 cases in EU/EEA and UK (11th update) +++  EU Commission reaches first agreement on a potential vaccine +++  Coronavirus: 23 new research projects to receive €128 million in EU funding +++  EU Commission approves Irish loan guarantee scheme mobilising €2 billion support for companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak +++  EU Commission approves €2 billion Italian guarantee scheme to support trade credit insurance market in the context of the coronavirus outbreak +++  EU Commission approves German aid scheme to support airports affected by the coronavirus outbreak +++  EU Commission approves €500 million German scheme to support research, development and innovation of rail freight transport WATER EEA: Water Exploitation Index+ 2015 and water consumption per capita (m3/year) Rodent control measures are contamina

IEU Climate Telegram 14 August 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  SUMMER BREAK MODE:  EU Institutions enter into their summer break +++  EU GREEN DEAL:  Looking ahead: what MEPs will work on until the end of 2020 +++  Zwischen Konjunkturprogramm und Europäischem Green Deal +++  IPCC:  IPCC Working Group III releases new schedule, postpones fourth Lead Author Meeting +++  IPCC Working Group II to hold a series of virtual meetings to advance work on its Assessment Report +++  IPCC announces Synthesis Report Core Writing Team +++  PARIS AGREEMENT Paris Agreement Compatible Sectoral Benchmarks - Climate Action Tracker GERMANY Bundesregierung beruft Expertenrat für Klimafragen EU ETS EEA: European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) data from EUTL VEHICLE EMISSIONS Average CO2 emissions from newly registered motor vehicles in Europe EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG CLIMA COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) …/… on the approval of efficient vehicle exterior lighting using light emitting diodes as an innovative technolo

IEU Energy Telegram 14 August 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  SUMMER BREAK MODE:  EU Institutions enter into their summer break +++  BATTERY TECH:  EU Commission opens in-depth investigation into public support for expansion of LG Chem's electric vehicles battery plant in Poland +++  ENERGY LABELS:  In focus: A new generation of EU energy labels +++  HYDROGEN Hydrogen generation in Europe: Overview of costs and key benefits ENERGY MERGERS La Commission autorise l'acquisition du contrôle conjoint d'Archipels par la CDC, EDF et ENGIE ENERGY REGULATION ACER and CEER invite you to join their webinar on the TEN-E revision New REMIT Quarterly just published 93GW of additional solutions for cross-border electricity exchange needed by 2040 to achieve the EU Green Deal ENTSOG publishes its third Interoperability and Data Exchange Rules Network Code Implementation Monitoring Report EFET response to ACER consultation on cross-border participation in capacity mechanisms GAS CONFLICT Gas-Konflikt im Mittelme

IEU Smart Cities Weekly Telegram 7 August 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  REGIONAL POLICY:  EU Commission launches call for innovative response and recovery partnerships between EU regions +++  EU Commission launches public consultation on Interregional Innovation Investment initiative +++  EIP-SCC:  EIP-SCC Marketplace - General Assembly 2020, 2-3 September 2020 URBIS Fair, Brno, Czech Republic +++  SMART GOVERNANCE Bitkom-Positionspapier zur Berücksichtig von Smart City/Region-Datenplattformen im Rahmen von GAIA-X SMART MOBILITY Sustainable urban mobility: a new urban grouping framework can help inform city planners Contribute now to the draft Action Plans of the EU Urban Agenda Save the date: CIVITAS Living Lab final online event ECCENTRIC online seminar: clean and efficient urban freight SMART ENERGY EU Commission clears creation of joint venture Stadtentfalter by Avacon Natur and NEW Smart City Roundtable on GET.invest Support Instruments for the Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) Sector 44% of Businesses Consid

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