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Energy Union & Governance

  • The phasing out of fossil gas should have started today

    12.02.2020 | Press Releases

    In stark contrast with EU’s climate commitments, the European Parliament greenlighted the fourth list of Projects of Common Interest, which includes 55 fossil gas infrastructure projects. Pipelines in Southeast and Eastern Europe and LNG terminals in Ireland and Croatia will have priority access to environmental impact assessments, permitting procedures and financing.

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  • Letter to the European Commission: TYNDP scenarios need to become Paris-Agreement and EU Green Deal truly compatible

    10.02.2020 | Letters to Policy Makers

    While Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) welcome the progress of the ENTSOs in view of stakeholder engagement and their willingness to include a carbon budget into their modelling, we are very concerned about the current set of scenarios.

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  • EU energy ministers must phase out fossil gas and improve their 2030 plans

    04.12.2019 | Press Releases

    Today, EU energy ministers have discussed sector integration as well as the state of play of the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). Continued reliance on fossil gas and the fact that the plans are still falling short of climate ambition flies in the face of the European Parliament acting “Climate Emergency” last week.

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  • New report calls on EU countries to ramp up their 2030 energy and climate plans

    27.11.2019 | Press Releases

    By the end of the year, EU countries will have to submit their final National Energy and Climate Plans to present how they will contribute to the EU’s 2030 climate and energy targets. A new report released today indicates how much progress has been made since the European Commission published its recommendations on each Member State’s draft NECP. Despite some improvements, Member States need to do more in the next month to ensure that they at least meet the EU’s 2030 objectives, let

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  • New report on draft NECPs progress: the clock is ticking!

    27.11.2019 | Reports & Briefs

    The report “The clock is ticking: Insights into progress made by Member States so far in improving their draft NECPs” sheds light on the progress Member States have made until now with improving their draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). This includes the extent to which they have implemented the European Commission’s recommendations issued in June this year, and whether they plan to go beyond those.

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  • Faster energy transition needed, new report says

    31.10.2019 | Press Releases

    Latest climate and energy preliminary data published today by the European Environment Agency show that greenhouse gas emissions have decreased in the EU from 2017 to 2018, but that progress in renewable energy share and energy efficiency is clearly too slow.

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  • Member States must urgently increase ambition on renewables

    24.10.2019 | Press Releases

    Today EU employment and social policy ministers adopted underwhelming conclusions of ECA’s latest report on the state of play in renewables progress, without committing to concrete actions to revive the boom of renewable energy.

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  • Kadri Simson unclear about the need for higher energy targets

    03.10.2019 | Press Releases

    During her hearing in front of the European Parliament today, Kadri Simson, Estonian commissioner-designate for energy focused on the implementation of the current, weak renewable energy and energy efficiency targets.
    She was however very unclear on the need to raise them in order to contribute to higher climate ambition, and her support for fossil gas shows she still needs to find her way towards the clean energy transition.

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  • Climate Defenders or Dinosaurs in Disguise?

    29.09.2019 | Reports & Briefs

    The hearings of Commissioner candidates in front of the European Parliament from 30 September to 8 October will test the climate credentials of the new Commission.

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  • Climate Defenders or Dinosaurs in Disguise?

    27.09.2019 | Press Releases

    Media briefing on the Commissioner candidates’ tasks and views on climate

    The hearings of Commissioner candidates in front of the European Parliament from 30 September to 8 October will test the climate credentials of the new Commission.

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  • EU energy ministers have three months left to improve their 2030 climate plans

    24.09.2019 | Press Releases

    Today the Energy Council gathering EU energy ministers has discussed the state of play of the draft national energy and climate plans for 2030. Current drafts are still falling short of ambitious climate action, and EU Member States have until the end of the year to bridge current gaps.

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  • Climate Urgency Plan for the EU

    13.09.2019 | CAN Europe Positions

    Faced with the existential threat of devastating climate change impacts, CAN Europe expects the EU, its institutions and all Member States, to prioritise urgent action addressing the climate emergency with the aim of implementing the Paris Agreement's ambition to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C.

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  • Fossil fuel subsidies in draft EU National Energy and Climate Plans

    09.09.2019 | Reports & Briefs

    The report reveals that none of the EU countries provide a comprehensive overview of their fossil fuel subsidies nor a concrete plan to phase them out in their draft NECPs, despite having committed to end fossil fuel subsidies ten years ago through the G20.

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  • Fossil fuel subsidies set to derail EU's 2030 climate plans, new study finds

    08.09.2019 | Press Releases

    Five EU countries are looking to introduce new fossil fuel subsidies by 2030, analysis of the 28 Member States’ draft energy and climate plans has revealed.

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  • National Energy and Climate Plans: improvement needed to comply with the Paris Agreement

    18.06.2019 | Press Releases

    Today the European Commission has published its recommendations for improving the draft National Energy and Climate Plans wherein EU Member States have to draw concrete pathways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and boost energy savings as well as renewable energy all the way until 2030. Member States have until the end of this year to come up with better deals for the climate.

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  • Just Transition or Just Talk?

    29.05.2019 | Reports & Briefs

    New report by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and Sandbag reveals Member States are receiving EU energy transition support but not committing to phase-out coal. The draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) of 21 EU Member States which still use coal for electricity generation show that only eight are committed to phasing out coal by 2030.

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  • New report shows some EU Member States intent on burning coal for electricity beyond 2030 whilst banking on EU funding for a just energy transition

    29.05.2019 | Press Releases

    Today, a new report by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and Sandbag reveals Member States are receiving EU energy transition support but not committing to phase-out coal. The draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) of 21 EU Member States which still use coal for electricity generation show that only eight are committed to phasing out coal by 2030. Yet, Member States with no plans to move away from coal are benefiting from various EU schemes intended to support the energy

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  • CAN Europe 2018 Annual Report

    19.04.2019 | Reports & Briefs

    To be called the “great platform to engage in the climate debate” that “improves our impact at national level” and provides “support, information and inspiration” compliments our entire Network and will continue to drive our shared effort to live up to such high accolades at this time of growing climate urgency.

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  • Defenders, Delayers or Dinosaurs: where do EU political groups stand on climate change?

    17.04.2019 | Press Releases

    Centre and conservative parties of the current European Parliament have failed to treat climate change with the urgency it demands, according to a new ranking published today by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe. At the same time, national champions in these groups demonstrate that centre and conservative parties can play a

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  • Defenders, Delayers, Dinosaurs. Ranking of EU political groups and national parties on climate change

    10.04.2019 | Reports & Briefs

    The report “Defenders, Delayers, Dinosaurs: Ranking of EU political groups and national parties on climate change” assesses the voting behaviour of current MEPs in relation to climate and energy issues.

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Contact

veerle

Veerle Dossche
EU Energy Policy Coordinator
veerle /at/ caneurope.org
+32 2894 4672

DORA

Theodora Petroula
Energy Savings Policy Coordinator
dora/at/caneurope.org
+32 2894 4671

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