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IEU Environment Telegram 20 November 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  COVID-19 SPECIAL:  EU Commission approves German “umbrella” scheme to support uncovered fixed costs of companies affected by coronavirus outbreak +++  EU Commission approves Austrian ”Fixkostenzuschuss Phase II” scheme to support uncovered fixed costs of companies affected by coronavirus outbreak +++  EU Commission approves Danish fund to enable €1.34 billion of capital support to large companies affected by coronavirus outbreak +++  GREEN RECOVERY:  Video conference of internal market and industry ministers, 19 November 2020 +++  La France s’engage en Europe pour une politique commerciale plus souveraine, plus verte et plus durable +++  ECHA:  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - European Chemicals Agency Board of Appeals (Cases A-009-2018 and A-010-2018) – what remains of the scope of the ban on animal testing for cosmetics - P-005170/2020(ASW) +++  CHEMICAL SAVETY Chemical safety and biosafety progress report FOOD ADDITIVES Germany: O

IEU Climate Telegram 20 November 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  SUSTAINABLE FINANCE:  Sustainable Finance and Taxonomy: Commission launches public consultation on criteria defining environmentally sustainable activities +++  WWF: Auf dem Holzweg - Gas raus, Biomasse rein: EU-Taxonomie riskiert so Verschärfung der Klimakrise +++  FUEL QUALITY:  Still insufficient progress in making transport fuels more climate friendly, latest EEA data show +++  UNFCCC:  Climate Dialogues Set to Increase Momentum for Greater Climate Ambition +++  MARITIME EMISSIONS EP Research: Decarbonising maritime transport: The EU perspective [Policy Podcast] VDR-Medien-Statement zu den Ergebnissen der Evaluierung des Maßnahmenpakets für die Seeschifffahrt (E&Y-Studie) LOW CARBON TECH Minister Altmaier: Speed up progress on #cleanindustry. More investments needed for green transition and low-carbon technologies EU COUNCIL REGISTRY ST 13163 2020 INIT Accession Negotiations with Serbia - Chapter 27: Environment and climate change *Note

IEU Energy Telegram 20 November 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  SET:  EU Commissioner Simson participates in the Strategic Energy Technology Plan 2020 Conference +++  ENERGY REGULATION:  ACER updates its guidance on REMIT application and compliance deadlines +++  Technopedia: the new ENTSO-E tool for keeping abreast of innovation in power transmission +++  RENEWABLES:  Public consultation on sustainable blue economy open for contributions until 7 December 2020 +++  WIND ENERGY What happens when wind turbines get old? New Industry Guidance Document for dismantling and decommissioning LNG EU Commission approves an additional state guarantee for Klaipėda LNG terminal in Lithuania GAZPROM Gazprom continuing to supply gas via Power of Siberia in excess of planned amounts ENERGY DIPOMACY BMU: Regierungen und Stiftungen starten gemeinsam die South East Asia Energy Transition Partnership EU COUNCIL REGISTRY ST 12950 2020 INIT COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECON

IEU Environment Telegram 19 November 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  COVID-19 SPECIAL:  UNCTAD: New report - Impact of the covid-19 pandemic on trade and development: transitioning to a new normal +++  Europe needs to prepare better for coming out of new strict containment measures, says OECD +++  The Global Chamber Platform urges the G20 to commit to swift joint action to mitigate economic fallout of COVID-19 +++  RISK COMMUNICATION:  Calling on risk communication experts and specialists +++  EFSA: Public consultation on the draft scientific report on technical assistance in the field of risk communication +++  ECHA:  Get ready to submit your SCIP notification +++  NANOTECH EFSA: Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) of the application of nanoscience and nanotechnology in the food and feed chain INDUSTRY STRATEGY EU Industry Week 2021 EU COUNCIL REGISTRY ST 13120 2020 INIT COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Delivering on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals – A comprehensive approach ST 13069 2020 INIT COMMISSION

IEU Climate Telegram 19 November 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  FUEL QUALITY TARGETS:  EU Commission: Further action required to meet 2020 fuel quality targets despite 3.7% drop in greenhouse gas intensity since 2010 +++  EU GREEN DEAL:  EU Green Week 2021 +++  EU ETS:  EEX führt Futures Style Margin Optionen für Strom-, Gas- und Emissionsfutures ein +++  UNFCCC Climate crisis: ‘Nowhere near the finish line’ – UN chief  CLIMATE FINANCE German Environment Agency and the Federal Ministry for the Environment: Using coronavirus stimulus packages to enhance climate action CAN Europe: Poland and Hungary must live up to EU’s greatest challenges: Unlock the budget and recovery and go for higher climate ambition Germany: SWSG concludes financing contract with the EIB MARITIME EMISSIONS EP OPINION on technical and operational measures for more efficient and cleaner maritime transport - PE650.358v02-00 AVIATION EMISSIONS Can a more sustainable aviation sector emerge from the pandemic? EU Joint Research Centre LOW CARBON

IEU Energy Telegram 19 November 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  OFFSHORE ENERGY:  Boosting Offshore Renewable Energy for a Climate Neutral Europe +++  EU Commision Q&A: The Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy +++  Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy - Key Technologies +++  Press remarks by Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Commissioner Kadri Simson on the EU Offshore Renewable Strategy +++  Altmaier: EU-Offshore-Strategie ist Startschuss für weitere Beratungen zu koordiniertem Erneuerbaren-Ausbau auf See +++  Wind Europe: Industry ready to deliver on EU’s plan for 25-fold increase in offshore wind +++  EEB: EU offshore wind strategy must ensure protection of marine habitats +++  CAN Europe: It’s time to turn the tide and boost offshore renewable energy in clean and healthy oceans +++  BDEW-Chefin Kerstin Andreae zur EU-Strategie für Offshore-Energie +++  RENEWABLES IRENA and GWEC Enhance Cooperation to Scale Up Renewables Globally ENERGY REGULATION Meeting of the European electricity regulatory

IEU Environment Telegram 18 November 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  COVID-19 SPECIAL:  Coronavirus: EU Commission steps up actions on testing with a recommendation on rapid antigen tests and support to increase testing capacity +++  INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY:  New EU industrial strategy: the challenges to tackle +++  BIOECONOMY:  EU-wide monitoring system will track progress towards a sustainable Bioeconomy +++  WASTE Verpackungsmüll: Onlinemarktplätze müssen besser kontrolliert werden CIRCULAR ECONOMY EU Commission: Answer to a written question - New circular economy action plan - P-004947/2020(ASW) EU COUNCIL REGISTRY ST 13029 2020 INIT COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX amending Directive 2002/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards nicotinamide riboside chloride and magnesium citrate malate used in the manufacture of food supplements and as regards the units of measurement used for copper ST 13029 2020 ADD 1 ANNEX to the COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) .../.... amending Directive 2002/46/EC of

IEU Climate Telegram 18 November 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU ETS:  Carbon Market Report: Emissions from EU ETS stationary installations fall by over 9% +++  REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL Report on the functioning of the European carbon market +++  CLIMATE TARGETS 2020:  EESC: Race to zero: Bolstering whole of society engagement for climate neutrality and sustainable recovery +++  Germanwatch-Studie: Corona-Konjunkturpakete in G20-Staaten drohen in vielen Fällen Klimaschutz zu bremsen +++  EU muss eine verlässliche Perspektive für Klimaschutz-Investitionen in der Stahlindustrie sicherstellen - Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl +++  CLIMATE EXPENDITURE:  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Reform of the methodology for tracking climate expenditure - E-005100/2020(ASW) +++  MARITIME EMISSIONS VDR zu IMO-Beschlüssen: Weltschifffahrt konsequent auf Kurs Klimaschutz TRANSPORT EMISSIONS T&E: UK’s pledge to stop selling fossil cars from 2030 must now be delivered

IEU Energy Telegram 18 November 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  OIL & GAS:  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Number of accidents on offshore oil and gas platforms increases - E-004681/2020(ASW) +++  ENERGY REGULATION:  ACER rejects the long-term capacity calculation methodology for the Baltic Capacity Calculation Region +++  CEDEC press release:Annual Congress 2020 on local integrated energy systems and an inclusive energy transition +++  Group of Observers publishes report on Moldova’s 2020 procurement of electricity - Energy Community +++  SET:  SET plan conference 2020: Making the SET plan fit for the EU green recovery +++  LNG Virtual LNG Global Summit - The Energy Collective ENERGY MERGER EU Commission clears the creation of a joint venture by Silverlake and Engie GERMANY VKU-Chefin Liebing: EEG 2021 kann Meilenstein für EE-Ausbau sein BDEW-Chefin Kerstin Andreae zu heutiger EEG-Anhörung EU COMMISSION REGISTRY DG ENER Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Coun

IEU Environment Telegram 17 November 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  COVID-19 SPECIAL:  EU Commission approves contract with CureVac to ensure access to a potential vaccine +++  EU Commission disburses €14 billion under SURE to nine Member States +++  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - SARS-CoV-2 vaccine - E-004864/2020(ASW) +++  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Serology and antigen tests - E-005026/2020(ASW) +++  WASTE:  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Exceptional exemptions from rules concerning separate waste collection - E-005065/2020(ASW) +++  ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE:  DRAFT REPORT on the liability of companies for environmental damage - PE660.299v01-00 +++  CIRCULAR ECONOMY VKU zur Veröffentlichung des „Statusberichts der deutschen Kreislaufwirtschaft“: Potenziale der Kreislaufwirtschaft für den Klimaschutz EU COUNCIL REGISTRY ST 13004 2020 INIT A recovery advancing the transition towards a more dynamic, resilient and competitive European industry Council conclusions (16 No

IEU Climate Telegram 17 November 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU ETS:  Start of phase 4 of the EU ETS in 2021: adoption of the cap and start of the auctions +++  EU carbon prices to end 2020 on a high -analysts - Carbon Pulse +++  CLIMATE TARGETS 2020:  2030 Climate Target Plan: EU Commission launches public consultations on EU renewable energy and energy efficiency directives +++  CLIMATE DIPLOMACY:  Briefing - EU-India: Cooperation on climate - 17-11-2020 +++  TRANSPORT EMISSIONS Second “Eternal Summer” webinar to focus on decarbonized transport UNFCCC Climate change: UN chief calls for ‘great leap’ towards carbon neutrality EU COUNCIL REGISTRY ST 13013 2020 INIT 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) - Guidance for further work EU PARLIAMENT REGISTRY AMENDMENTS 1 - 115 - Draft opinion Towards a WTO-compatible EU carbon border adjustment mechanism - PE6

IEU Energy Telegram 17 November 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CLEAN ENERGY PACKAGE:  EU Commission launches public consultations on EU renewable energy and energy efficiency directives +++  Schärfere Klimaziele für 2030: Ihre Meinung zu Richtlinien für erneuerbare Energien und Energieeffizienz ist gefragt! +++  Citizens’ Energy Forum 2020 - Thursday 19 - Friday 20 November +++  ENERGY REGULATION:  ACER consults to revise gas tariffs formation for short-term capacity +++  REMIT News: ACER publishes its new REMIT Quarterly and Open Letter on data quality +++  2nd CEER Report on Tendering Procedures for RES in Europe +++  ENTSO-E & ENTSOG TYNDP 2022 scenarios draft storyline report - stakeholder workshop +++  IEA Webinar at WEO week: The outlook for electricity +++  GAS:  Eurogas: Clean Gas Technologies recognised as key opportunities in the EU’s New Industrial Strategy +++  WIND ENERGY Eight “to dos” for Governments to deliver the expansion of onshore wind needed for the Green Deal EU COUNCIL REGISTRY ST

IEU Environment Telegram 16 November 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ECHA:  What do EU citizens think about nanomaterials? +++  COVID-19 SPECIAL:  Statement by EU Commission President von der Leyen on CureVac +++  EU Commission further expands Guidance on COVID-19-related humanitarian aid in sanctioned environments +++  EU4Health: MEPs pave the way for an effective EU health programme +++  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Contracts for purchases of vaccines against COVID-19 – names of negotiators - E-004900/2020(ASW) +++  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Russian vaccine for COVID 19 – testing - E-004901/2020(ASW) +++  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - SARS-CoV-2 vaccine - E-005102/2020(ASW) +++  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - How is the EU preparing for the distribution of future COVID-19 vaccines? - E-005213/2020(ASW) +++  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Safety of the COVID vaccine and pharmaceutical companies ducking liability - P-004923/2020(ASW

IEU Climate Telegram 16 November 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CLIMATE FINANCE:  Over €280 million in EU funding for environment, nature and climate action projects +++  CLIMATE TARGETS 2020:  Plan cible en matière de climat à l'horizon 2030: la Commission ouvre des consultations publiques sur quatre futures propositions législative +++  AVIATION EMISSIONS:  EU Aviation Maps a Sustainable, Post-Crisis Future in Round Table Report +++  CLIMATE TECHNOLOGY UNFCCC Body Meets to Accelerate Innovative Climate Technologies EU ETS EEX erreicht Meilenstein mit 2.000. Primärmarktauktion für Emissionsberechtigungen OZONE Detailed guide: Fluorinated gases and ozone-depleting substances: how to do business from 1 January 2021 EU COUNCIL REGISTRY ST 12819 2020 INIT Draft Council statement on International Climate Finance ST 12820 2020 INIT Draft Council statement on International Climate Finance ST 12947 2020 INIT Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Programme for the

IEU Energy Telegram 16 November 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY REGULATION:  CEER welcomes the New Consumer Agenda and stands ready to engage in a wide-ranging dialogue on its priorities and actions to promote consumer protection in the years ahead +++  Citizens’ Energy Forum 2020 +++  HYDROGEN:  DRAFT REPORT on a European Strategy for Hydrogen - PE658.772v02-00 (2nd version) +++  WIND ENERGY:  Leading NGOs, grid developers and the wind industry start new partnership to ensure the sustainable development of offshore wind +++  OFFSHORE ENERGY CAN Europe: More offshore renewable energy needed to reach climate neutrality RGI: Coalition of NGOs, wind industry and TSOs pledge to work together for a sustainable offshore energy development ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 14. Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) Conference 2020 am 23. und 24. November 2020 GERMANY Altmaier: „450 MHz-Frequenzen machen die Stromnetze widerstandsfähig und sicher“ EU COUNCIL REGISTRY CM 4399 2020 INIT Informal videoconference of the memb

IEU Agenda Weekly Telegram, 16 November 2020

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Our IEU Agenda telegram*:  EU COMMISSION:  EU Commission Calendar +++  16 November 2020 +++  17 November 2020 +++  18 November 2020 +++  19 November 2020 +++  20 November 2020 +++  21 November 2020 +++  22 November 2020 +++  Outlook November 2020 +++  EU COMMISSION - EXPERT GROUPS EU Commission expert groups modified within the selected month of November 2020 X03565 - Medical Device Coordination Group E02385 - Competent Authorities for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of CHemicals (REACH) and Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) E03276 - Scientific Forum on Invasive Alien Species E03587 - Commission expert group on Radio Equipment E00470 - Commission's Expert Group on Sustainable Consumption and Production X02883 - Stakeholders' Advisory Group on Aviation Security E03062 - C2020 CPG/010 - CLEN - Meetings of the participants in proficiency tests X03609 - Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Consultation Forum E03110 - C2020 CPG/031 - Customs Busi

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