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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 +++ EUROCITIESJoin our digital high-level conference 'Building back better: A stronger social Europe - What role for cities?'SMART MOBILITYUnderstanding the Next Revolution in Transportation: DOE Publishes Results from 3 year SMART Mobility Consortium EffortApply for the CIVITAS Resilience Award to showcase exemplary local COVID-19 response measuresThe PoliVisu Toolbox: Learn How to Use Big Data to Create Visualisations to Support Policy…

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 GROUPSMeetings of EU Commission expert groupsE02789 - Expert group for monitoring and evaluating the CAPE01087 - Stakeholders Advisory Group on Maritime SecurityE00860 - Advisory Group on the Food Chain and Animal and Plant HealthE03721 - Expert group on the implementation of the legislative package to transmit and exchange payment data in order to combat VAT fraudE02210 - Co-ordination Group for Biodiversity and NatureX03001 - Connecting Europe Facility Telecom Expert GroupE03282 - Commission Expert Group/Multi-Stakeholder Platform on Protecting and Restoring the World’s Forests, including the EU Timber Regulation and the FLEGT RegulationE03662 - Commission Expert group to act as "shadow" Strategic Configuration of the Horizon Europe Programme CommitteeX00…

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) +++ BIODIVERSITYEU 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 STRATEGYAnswer to a written question - A New Industrial Strategy for Europe - E-004003/2020(ASW)COSMETICSEU Commissi…

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 DEALEU Parliament: DRAFT OPINION on Cohesion Policy and regional environment strategies in the fight against c…

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 RESILIENCEBuilding Resilience in Times of Extreme Weather & Cyber ThreatsENERGY SECURITYAnswer to a written question - Commission’s approval of State aid to TAP - E-003795/2020(ASW)ENERGY REGULATIONEFET statement on the envisaged storage obligations revision in PolandEFET response to ENTSO-E consultations on harmonisation of shadow allocation rulesEFET response to ACER consultation on LT capacity calculation methodology for Baltic CCRWIND ENERGYPWEA Annual Conference 2020: Is Poland paving the way for its green transition?BIOENERGYBioenergie für eine konsistente Klimaschutz- und Energiepolitik — Empfehlungen des FVEEENERGY EFFICIENCYEU Commission: Answer to a written question - The energy consumption of water and waste water f…

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 RegulationE03662 - Commission Expert group to act as "shadow" Strategic Configuration of the Horizon Europe Programme CommitteeX00365 - Scientific review group on CITESE03733 - Expert Group for Disaster Prevention and Risk ManagementX02883 - Stakeholders' Advisory Group on Aviation SecurityX03001 - Connecting Euro…

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 MATERIALGermany: Twenty-second Ordinance amending the Consumer Goods OrdinanceEU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVREPORT 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 productsDG GROWCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION granting an…

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 EMISSIONSGermany: EIB provides The Mobility House with €15 million for smart charging technologyCLIMATE DAMAGEKlimaschäden für unsere Wirtschaft: Studie zeigt höhere Kosten als erwartetCLIMATE DIPLOMACYGermany is in! Now the EU must stop the current EU-Mercosur AgreementGERMANYDeutsches Kabinett beschließt Klimaschutzbericht 2019: Treibhausgasemissionen seit 1990 um 35,7 Prozent gesunken/ Corona-Effekte noch nicht berücksichtigtEU GREEN DEALWorkshop: Relaunching European standardisation for a successful Green DealEU COMMISSION REGISTERDG CLIMACOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) …/… on the approval of the efficient generator function used in 12 Volt motor-generators for use in passenger…

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) and blended trai…

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 transportWATEREEA: Water Exploitation Index+ 2015 and water consumption per capita (m3/year)Rodent control measures are contaminating fish - Rodentic…

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 AGREEMENTParis Agreement Compatible Sectoral Benchmarks - Climate Action TrackerGERMANYBundesregierung beruft Expertenrat für KlimafragenEU ETSEEA: European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) data from EUTLVEHICLE EMISSIONSAverage CO2 emissions from newly registered motor vehicles in EuropeEU COMMISSION REGISTERDG CLIMACOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) …/… on the approval of efficient vehicle exterior lighting using light emitting diodes as an innovative technology for reducing CO2 emissio…

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 +++ HYDROGENHydrogen generation in Europe: Overview of costs and key benefitsENERGY MERGERSLa Commission autorise l'acquisition du contrôle conjoint d'Archipels par la CDC, EDF et ENGIEENERGY REGULATIONACER and CEER invite you to join their webinar on the TEN-E revisionNew REMIT Quarterly just published93GW of additional solutions for cross-border electricity exchange needed by 2040 to achieve the EU Green DealENTSOG publishes its third Interoperability and Data Exchange Rules Network Code Implementation Monitoring ReportEFET response to ACER consultation on cross-border participation in capacity mechanismsGAS CONFLICTGas-Konflikt im Mittelmeer, Belarus, Libanon: Bor…

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 GOVERNANCEBitkom-Positionspapier zur Berücksichtig von Smart City/Region-Datenplattformen im Rahmen von GAIA-XSMART MOBILITYSustainable urban mobility: a new urban grouping framework can help inform city plannersContribute now to the draft Action Plans of the EU Urban AgendaSave the date: CIVITAS Living Lab final online eventECCENTRIC online seminar: clean and efficient urban freightSMART ENERGYEU Commission clears creation of joint venture Stadtentfalter by Avacon Natur and NEW Smart CityRoundtable on GET.invest Support Instruments for the Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) Sector44% of Businesses Considering Microgrids: Surve…

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