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  • 16 February 2016

    The European Commission has on Tuesday released new proposals for a raft of measures related to prevention of gas crises and better coordination between EU countries. The proposals will also “tighten-up so-called intergovernmental agreements in the energy field between EU and non-EU countries and set out a strategy for boosting energy security through access to […]

  • 26 May 2015
    Authorities & Government

    Today, the European Commission launched the European Smart specialisation platform on energy, which will support regions and Member States in using Cohesion Policy funding more effectively for promoting sustainable energy. The Platform will help regions to share their expertise on sustainable energy investments and especially on the deployment of innovative low-carbon technologies. By supporting the […]

  • 26 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The European Commission has approved the support for six French offshore wind farms selected in the country’s first two tendering rounds. The projects include Courseulles-sur-Mer, Fécamp, Saint-Nazaire and Saint-Brieuc from the Round 1 tender in 2012, as well as Round 2 winners Dieppe-Le Tréport and Ile d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier from 2014. The selected offshore wind farms will receive support in […]

  • 27 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The European Commission is proposing to incorporate an agreement between social partners to improve the working conditions of seafarers on board EU-flagged vessels in EU law. The proposal will ensure that seafarers are better protected against abandonment in foreign ports in the future, and will strengthen their rights to compensation in the event of death […]

  • 18 May 2018

    The European Commission adopts a proposal aimed at simplifying ship reporting requirements.

  • 12 September 2018

    European Commission proposes last elements needed for compromise on migration and border reform.

  • 17 August 2018
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    The European Commission has approved three schemes to support electricity production from wind and solar power in Denmark in 2018 and 2019.

  • 17 August 2018
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    The European Commission has approved three schemes to support electricity production from wind and solar power in Denmark in 2018 and 2019.

  • 22 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) has supported the European Commission’s newly published communication on a European Strategy for low-emission mobility which points out that all transport sectors, including maritime shipping, need to contribute towards reducing the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants. The communication calls for further work on the introduction of an “Energy […]

  • 23 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The European Commission has found Croatian plans to grant Uljanik shipyard a State guarantee for a €96 million loan in line with EU State aid rules. The measure will allow the company to meet urgent liquidity needs while preparing a restructuring plan, whilst competition distortions are limited, the European Commission announced yesterday. As part of […]

  • 7 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    As global world trade protectionism is on the rise, European shipowners have called for a strong EU external maritime agenda, according to a study by the European Commission’s Trade department. The study, which gives an overview of protectionist tendencies and main trade barriers in some of the EU’s key economic partners, shows that 200 new protectionist measures […]

  • 26 June 2015

    The European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) has released the third edition of its annual report on the technology, market and economic aspects of Wind Energy in Europe and the world. Wind power is the renewable energy technology with the largest and most successful deployment over the last two decades, expanding from 3 GW to […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Authorities & Government

    The European Commission’s Energy Union proposal to establish post-2020 legislation for renewables is a clear signal to investors that Europe is open for business on zero-carbon energy, said the chief executive officer of the European Wind Energy Association. The Vice President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic plans to put forward a Renewable Energy Package as soon […]

  • 22 December 2016

    The European Commission on Wednesday opened a call for gas and electricity projects, including LNG terminals, to be submitted as candidates for the third EU projects of common interest (PCI) list.

  • 17 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The USA energy giant, GE, will combine its onshore wind activities into the renewable energy joint venture with Alstom.  “It has been decided to combine the assets of GE and Alstom in the renewable energy sector into a single group, reporting directly to [GE] CEO Jeff Immelt,” said Mark Hutchinson, in charge of the merger. […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The European Commission (EC) will undertake an in-depth investigation to assess whether GE-Alstom merger is in line with the EU regulations. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “We are concerned that the proposed acquisition might not only lead to higher prices but also result in less choice for customers and less innovation […]

  • 3 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The European Commission has approved the acquisition of joint control by JERA, Macquarie and Swancor over the Formosa 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan. The 376MW Formosa 2 offshore wind project is currently owned by Macquarie and Swancor. The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would raise no competition concerns as Formosa 2 has no activity within the European Economic […]

  • 25 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    EC finds that no state aid was given to the two concessionaires at the Port of Antwerp.

  • 7 December 2011

    The European Commission has adopted revised rules for assessing state aid for shipbuilding to take account of the more specialised nature of today’s shipbuilding industry. The new framework, in particular, prolongs and streamlines the rules on aid for innovation in shipbuilding, which are unique in EU state aid law, and extends the scope of these […]

  • 1 December 2016
    Authorities & Government

    The European Commission (EC) presented a package of clean energy measures on 30 November. The “Clean Energy for All Europeans” legislative proposals cover energy efficiency, renewable energy, electricity market design, security of electricity supply and governance rules for the Energy Union. By mobilising up to EUR 177 billion euros of public and private investment per year […]

  • 19 March 2019

    The European Commission has approved €128 million to support the expansion of the Polish LNG terminal in Świnoujście.

  • 4 March 2015

    The preliminary results of a study launched by the European Commission show that stakeholders recognise the environmental advantages of LNG as a shipping fuel, but are still uncertain whether they offer a clear business case. The study reveals that the major motivation for stakeholders to engage in LNG as a shipping fuel is to be compliant […]