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IEU Environment Telegram 18 September 2020

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COVID-19 SPECIAL: Coronavirus Global Response: EU Commission's contribution to the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX) +++ EU Commission supports international clinical research network to treat COVID-19 +++ EU Commission publishes recommendations for a common EU testing approach for COVID-19 +++ COVID-19 vaccines: Public hearing in European Parliament +++ CIRCULAR ECONOMY: EU Commission signs second contract to ensure access to a potential vaccine +++ BIODIVESITY: At a Glance - What if 'rewilding' could help reverse biodiversity loss in Europe? +++ CLEAN AIRUNECE shares lessons from cooperation under the Air Convention on first International Day of Clean Air for blue skiesEU PARLIAMENT REGISTRYAMENDMENTS 1 - 117 - Draft opinion New Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) - PE657.284v01-00EU COUNCIL REGISTRYST 10865 2020 ADD 1 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT Accompanying the document COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSI…

IEU Climate Telegram 18 September 2020

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2030 EMISSION TARGETS: Amcham EU: The phasing out of primary batteries is incompatible with Europe’s goal for a carbon neutral economy +++ GHG EMISSIONS: Sharpest decrease of the decade in EU’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2019, before impacts of COVID-19
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IEU Energy Telegram 18 September 2020

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY: S&Ds back affordable, green, efficient buildings in the EU +++ ENERGY REGULATION: CEER webinar on DSO development plans and network planning +++ Learn more on the EU Green Deal’s call area energy and resource efficient buildings at the R&I Days +++ ENERGY REGULATION: Advisory Committee to hold public hearing under Energy Community Dispute Settlement Rules +++ BATTERY TECHU.S. Energy Department and Other Federal Agencies Launch the Federal Consortium for Advanced BatteriesENERGY CHARTERSecond negotiating round to modernise Energy Charter TreatyEEGBDEW-Chefin Kerstin Andreae zur EEG-NovelleEU COMMISSION REGISTRYDG ENERCOMMISSION OPINION on the draft programming document of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators for the period 2021 - 2023
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IEU Environment Telegram 17 September 2020

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EU GREEN DEAL: European Green Deal Call: €1 billion investment to boost the green and digital transition +++ EU Green Deal Webinar with Vestager +++ EU Commission Consultation: EU Green Deal (carbon border adjustment mechanism) +++ COVID-19 SPECIAL: COVID-19: Member states need to harmonise health assessments and measures +++ MEPs approve €6.2 billion to tackle crisis and speed up vaccine deployment +++ Renew Europe on Covid-19 crisis: additional credits to finance a vaccine and help regions deal with the recession +++ EU Commission approves €44 billion Italian recapitalisation scheme to support large companies affected by coronavirus outbreak +++ CIRCULAR ECONOMYVKU zur Novelle des Kreislaufwirtschaftsgesetzes: Bundestag sorgt zu Recht für juristische "Waffengleichheit" und stärkt Daseinsvorsorge und VerbraucherVKU zum Batteriegesetz vor Bundestagsbeschluss: Umweltausschuss bessert mit Änderungsanträgen nachPESTICIDESUnverbindlicher Hintergrun…

IEU Climate Telegram 17 September 2020

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2030 EMISSION TARGETS: State of the Union: EUmmission raises climate ambition and proposes 55% cut in emissions by 2030 +++ Opening remarks by EVP Timmermans and Commissioner Simson at the press conference on the 2030 climate target plan +++ State of the Union: Questions & Answers on the 2030 Climate Target Plan +++ Henrike Hahn (MdEP Grüne/EFA)  - Europäisches Klimagesetz +++ Die Dringlichkeit bleibt - WWF kritisiert Rechentricks beim Klimaziel und Ausweitung des Emissionshandels +++ EU climate plan has right ambition but is still not fair for workers - ETUC +++ T&E: EU recharges climate plan but risks letting countries off the hook on transport +++ Eurochambres: Climate target plan must be based on free market fundamentals and multilateral cooperation +++ CAR EMISSIONSMEPs want new cars to respect emission limits under real driving conditionsEP Text adopted - Type approval of motor vehicles (Real driving emissions) ***I - P9_TA-PROV(2020)0222 -…

IEU Energy Telegram 17 September 2020

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RENEWABLES: New financing mechanism to boost renewable energy +++ ENERGY EFFICIENCY: EP Text adopted - Maximising the energy efficiency potential of the EU building stock - P9_TA-PROV(2020)0227 - Thursday, 17 September 2020 - Brussels - Provisional edition +++ GAS EXPLORATION CONFLICT: Eastern Mediterranean: Turkey must immediately end illegal drilling activities +++ EP Text adopted - Preparation of the Special European Council, focusing on the dangerous escalation and the role of Turkey in the Eastern-Mediterranean - P9_TA-PROV(2020)0230 - Thursday, 17 September 2020 - Brussels - Provisional edition +++ S&Ds: Turkey must refrain from any further illegal and unilateral action in Eastern Mediterranean - Dialogue is the only way forward +++ Renew Europe: Turkey must stop threatening its neighbours and accept dialogue as the only solution to end the crisis +++ GAZPROMWorking meeting between Vladimir Putin and Alexey MillerGazprom Export Further Extends …

IEU Environment Telegram 16 September 2020

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COVID-19 SPECIAL: Vote on Own Resources: MEPs clear way for COVID-19 recovery plan +++ Recovery plan: the European Parliament gives the green light for european borrowing and asks for new own resources - Renew Europe +++ RESOURCE INDEPENDENCE: USGS and EERE: Collaborating to Strengthen America’s Energy and Resource Independence +++ CIRCULAR ECONOMY: CDU/CSU: Ein wichtiger Schritt hin zu geschlossenen Stoffkreisläufen +++ EU COMMISSION REGISTRYDG GROWCOMMISSION DECISION establishing a list of candidates proposed for appointment as technically qualified member of the Board of Appeal of the European Chemicals Agency [set up by Article 89(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council]SCCS BRIEFSSCCS - Minutes of the Working Group Meeting on Cosmetic Ingredients of 8 September 2020
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IEU Climate Telegram 16 September 2020

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2030 EMISSION TARGETS: State of the Union Address by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary +++ President von der Leyen's State of the Union Address: charting the course out of the coronavirus crisis and into the future +++ State of the EU: MEPs debate with Ursula von der Leyen +++ 2030 climate target must be aligned with strong EU industry strategy +++ Climate target ambition must be matched by supportive EU policies, auto makers underline +++ Germanwatch: EU-Kommission legt neuen Startpunkt für Aufholjagd zu Klimazielen von Paris +++ VKU-Präsident Michael Ebling zur heutigen Bekanntgabe der EU-Kommission zum Klimaziel 2030 +++ EU ETSEU Parliament says shipping industry must contribute to climate neutralityEuropaparlament will Klimabeitrag für Schiffsverkehr - Peter Liese (EVP/CDU)Dr. Christian Ehler (EVP/CDU): "CO2-Zielverschärfung hat weitreichende Auswirkungen auf die deutschen Betriebe - 10-Jahres-Klimaziel muss in einen…

IEU Energy Telegram 16 September 2020

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ENERGY SECURITY: IASS & Germanwatch: A Future-Proof Option for EU-Russia Energy Relations +++ OIL: 2020 Energy Community Oil Forum: Trends and challenges during turbulent times +++ RENEWABLE ENERGY: EU  Commission: Answer to a written question - Feed-in payments under the German Renewable Energy Act (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz — EEG) for wind-generated electricity in Germany as a breach of EU State aid and competition law - E-002139/2020(ASW) +++ Global Renewable Energy Forum 2020 +++ NUCLEAR ENERGY IAEA Report: Nuclear Power to Continue to Play Key Role in Low-Carbon Electricity ProductionWIND ENERGY Wind Europe: Governments and industry are ready to build hybrid offshore wind farms but the EU needs to remove bottlenecksGAS CONFLICTEEAS Spokesperson Statement on the exploration activities in Eastern Mediterranean by TurkeyEU COMMISSION REGISTRYDG ENERCOMMISSION OPINION relating to the plan for the disposal of radioactive waste arising from the deco…

IEU Environment Telegram 15 September 2020

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INDUSTRIAL STRATEGYAnswer to a written question - Industrial strategy for the future of Europe – the artificial intelligence revolution and the need to reskill the European workforce - E-003899/2020(ASW) __________________________ COVID-19 SPECIALENVI-ITRE public hearing on access to COVID-19 vaccines - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety __________________________ EU PARLIAMENT REGISTRYAMENDMENTS 1 - 135 - Draft opinion New Circular Economy Action Plan - PE657.253v01-00AMENDMENTS 001-001 - MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the European Year of Greener Cities 2022 - B9-0243/2020(001-001)AMENDMENTS 002-007 - MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the European Year of Greener Cities 2022 - B9-0243/2020(002-007)AMENDMENTS 001-001 - MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on a strategic approach to pharmaceuticals in the environment - B9-0242/2020(001-001) __________________________ EU COUNCIL REGISTRYCM 3531 2020 INIT Informal videoconference of the members of the Working Pa…

IEU Climate Telegram 15 September 2020

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EU ETSEU emissions trading system: free allowances must be better targeted, say auditorsS&D/SPD: Emissionen haben ihren Preis - EU-Parlament verabschiedet Klimaziele für den SchiffsverkehrDie Grünen/EFA: Ja zur ökologisch-sozialen Transformation. Nein zu fossiler Energie!VDR-Medien-Statement zur möglichen Einbeziehung der Schifffahrt in ein ETS __________________________ UNFCCCSustainability & Climate Change a Central Focus of 75th UN General AssemblySignatories of the Fashion Industry Charter Launch Guide to Support Collaborative Climate ActionClimate change: Record northern heat, fuels concerns over US wildfire destruction __________________________ IMF In Conversation with Kristalina Georgieva on Pursuing a Green Economic Recovery __________________________ EU GREEN DEALEU Commission: Answer to a written question - The Green Deal and the automotive industry - E-004232/2020(ASW) __________________________ JUST TRANSITIONS&D/SPD: Übergang zur klimane…

IEU Energy Telegram 15 September 2020

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ENERGY INDEPENDENCEEP Oral question - Europe’s energy independence and the extraterritoriality of US law - O-000055/2020 __________________________ NUCLEAR ENERGYIAEA Q&A: Public Opinion of Nuclear and Why it Matters to the Clean Energy Transition __________________________ GAS CONFLICTEVP/CSU: Gefährliche Eskalation im Mittelmeer: Erdogan in die Schranken weisenSWP-Podcast »Gasstreit im Mittelmeer – Risiken und Folgen für die europäische Außenpolitik« __________________________ EU COMMISSION REGISTRYDG ENERCommunication de la Commission au Parlement européen, au Conseil, au Comité économique et social européen et au Comité des régions Évaluation à l’échelle de l’UE des plans nationaux en matière d’énergie et de climat - Une planification intégrée dans le domaine de l’énergie et du climat pour faire progresser la transition verte et promouvoir la reprise économiqueDÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION relative à la nomination d'un inspecteur du contrôle de sécurité…

IEU Dossier Internet Governance - Update 14 September 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*: INTERNET GOVERNANCE - V / 2020: Wer regiert das Web: Internet Governance zwischen EU-Autonomie und US-Dominanz +++ # EURODIG: EuroDIG2021 ahead, join the process! - 5-9/10/2020 +++ Debriefing EuroDIG2020 together - 9/9/2020 +++ # IGF-DE: Internet Governance Forum – Starkes Engagement für ein zukunftsfähiges Internet - Bundeswirtschaftsministerum +++ # SPECIAL: FACEBOOKCELEX:62018CJ0311: Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 16 July 2020.#Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited and Maximillian Schrems.#Reference for a preliminary ruling — Protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data — Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — Articles 7, 8 and 47 — Regulation (EU) 2016/679 — Article 2(2) — Scope — Transfers of personal data to third countries for commercial purposes — Article 45 — Commission adequacy decision — Article 46 — Transfers subject to appropriate safeguards — Article 58 — Powers of the s…

IEU Environment Telegram 14 September 2020

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GREEN RECOVERY: More can be done to ensure a green recovery from COVID-19 crisis, says OECD +++ COVID-19 SPECIAL: EU Commission starts testing interoperability gateway service for national contact tracing and warning apps +++ EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Tracking and tracing citizen movements in response to the coronavirus - E-002473/2020(ASW) +++ SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS: EU Commission Roadmap Consultation: Sustainable products initiative +++ SHIPPING RISKSEU Commission: Answer to a written question - Enhancing the safety of container shipping – averting disasters – preventing environmental damage - E-002922/2020(ASW)IPCHEM DATABASEEU JRC event: EU chemicals, environment and health policies: How can the IPCheM database contribute?EU PARLIAMENT REGISTRYAnswer to a written question - Disruption of medical supply chains in the EU due to COVID-19 and unilateral national measures - P-002273/2020(ASW)Answer to a written question - EU rail supply …

IEU Climate Telegram 14 September 2020

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UNFCCC: New Technical Handbook On Climate Action Transparency Reporting Published +++ EU ETS: Temporary suspension of the Union Registry for technical maintenance and software upgrade from 18 to 21 September 2020 +++ CHINA: EU-China Leaders' Meeting: Upholding EU values and interests at the highest level +++ Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel and Chancellor Merkel, following the EU-China leaders' meeting via videoconference +++ WWF: EU-China-Gipfel - Anstoß für hochrangigen Klima-Dialog +++ EU CLIMATE LAWEU Commission: Answer to a written question - The European Climate Law - E-003891/2020(ASW)EMISSION TARGETSEuropean gas industry calls for binding greenhouse gas reduction targetTRANSBORDER CARBON TAXEESC debate on carbon border adjustment measuresReconcile climate and energy policies with Border Adjustment Measures?Joachim Kuhs MdEP (AfD): CO2-Grenzsteuer wäre unzulässig und verfehlte ihr Zie…

IEU Energy Telegram 14 September 2020

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POWER BAROMETER: Eurelectric Power Barometer: High pressure to ramp up electrification as renewables dominate the power mix +++ GAS MARKET REFORMS: IEA: Fast-tracking gas market reforms +++ Joint Policy Position Paper: Eurogas and European Biogas Association +++ ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Bundesregierung und Wirtschaftsverbände bauen Initiative für Energieeffizienz- und Klimaschutz-Netzwerke aus +++ Energieeffizienz-Netzwerke: Stahlindustrie beteiligt sich an Fortführung der Initiative - Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl +++ VKU-Präsident Ebling:  „Wir unterstützen die Fortführung der Netzwerkinitiative“ +++ Initiative Energieeffizienz-Netzwerke wird bis 2025 fortgeführt und zur Initiative Energieeffizienz- und Klimaschutz-Netzwerke ausgebaut - BDEW +++ CLEAN ENERGYEU Commission: Clean energy for EU islands online forumENERGY REGULATIONNorth Macedonia becomes first Contracting Party to designate market operator in line with EU CACM RegulationENERGY CHARTEREU Commissi…

IEU Agenda Weekly Telegram 14 September 2020

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Our IEU AGENDA this week*: EU COMMISSION: EU Commission Calendar +++ 14 September 2020 +++ 15 September 2020 +++ 16 September 2020 +++ 17 September 2020 +++ 18 September 2020 +++ Outlook September 2020 +++ EU COMMISSION - EXPERT GROUPSMeetings of EU Commission expert groupsE01694 - SME Taxation - experts groupE02731 - Expert Group for Direct PaymentsX03565 - Medical Device Coordination GroupE02854 - Expert group on Energy LabellingE03612 - Expert Group on Organic ProductionE03721 - Expert group on the implementation of the legislative package to transmit and exchange payment data in order to combat VAT fraudE00391 - Government Experts Group on Environmental Liability (ELD Government Experts Group)E02210 - Co-ordination Group for Biodiversity and NatureX03565 - Medical Device Coordination GroupE02730 - Expert Group for Agricultural Markets, in particular concerning aspects falling under the single CMO RegulationX03001 - Connecting Europe Facility Telecom Expert GroupE03215 - Group of …

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