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  • 15 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has called for the inclusion of maritime transport into the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) from 2023 if the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) does not deliver a global deal by 2021. The Environment Committee MEPs agreed to align the start of shipping in the ETS with the date by which the IMO […]

  • 9 November 2017
    Rules & Regulation

    The European Parliament and Council have today reached a provisional agreement to revise the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for the period after 2020. This revision is expected to help the EU to achieve a significant part of its commitment under the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by […]

  • 11 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Container shipping companies that are being investigated by the European Commission over a suspected breach of antitrust rules have agreed to settle with the Commission and change their pricing policies so as to avoid fines, Reuters reports citing sources familiar with the matter. The Commission launched the investigation in November 2013, claiming that since 2009, major […]

  • 16 November 2010

    The European Wind Energy Association expects the European Commission to estimate Wednesday that the EU needs to spend Eur140 billion ($192 billion) on power infrastructure in the next 10 years, EWEA press officer Peter Sennekamp said Monday. The EC said in its 2020 energy strategy unveiled on November 10 that the EU would need to […]

  • 23 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The European Commission (EC) will set up a high level group of experts who will advise on how to maximise the impact of the EU’s investment into research and innovation.

  • 16 November 2010

    The European Wind Energy Association expects the European Commission to estimate Wednesday that the EU needs to spend Eur140 billion ($192 billion) on power infrastructure in the next 10 years, EWEA press officer Peter Sennekamp said Monday. The EC said in its 2020 energy strategy unveiled on November 10 that the EU would need to […]

  • 28 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Environment, Research & Development

    The European Commission is to step up its collaboration with China on emissions trading, with a new €10 million cooperation project.

  • 26 November 2015
    Authorities & Government, Environment, Research & Development, Technology

    The European Commission is seeking views on what an EU regulatory framework on renewable energy should look like for the post-2020 period. Current EU renewable energy rules are contained in the Renewable Energy Directive, which is designed to ensure that all EU countries meet their renewable energy target by 2020 and therefore contribute to EU’s target […]

  • 26 November 2015
    Authorities & Government

    The European Commission (EC) has launched a survey on what an EU regulatory framework on renewable energy should look like for the post-2020 period. Current EU renewable energy rules are contained in the Renewable Energy Directive, which is designed to ensure that all EU countries meet their renewable energy target by 2020 and contribute to […]

  • 4 July 2011
    Research & Development

    Vestas Government Relations has officially opened the Vestas Wind Systems A/S Representative Office in Brussels, Belgium to improve Vestas representation with EU stakeholders and lawmakers. The Representative Office is headed by Emmanuelle Raoult, Director of EU Affairs, with support from Vestas Group Government Relations, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. “The office will represent Vestas in all […]

  • 4 July 2011
    Research & Development

    Vestas Government Relations has officially opened the Vestas Wind Systems A/S Representative Office in Brussels, Belgium to improve Vestas representation with EU stakeholders and lawmakers. The Representative Office is headed by Emmanuelle Raoult, Director of EU Affairs, with support from Vestas Group Government Relations, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. “The office will represent Vestas in all […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The EU will come close to meeting the binding 2020 target on the deployment of renewable energy sources (RES), with currently implemented and planned RES policy initiatives, according to a new report. It finds that majority of Member States is expected to meet mandatory RES targets by 2020. Nineteen of the 28 assessed Member States may […]

  • 29 November 2016
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Research & Development, Technology

    The European Commission (EC) has selected the 12 members of the new high level group that will formulate a vision for future EU research and innovation and advise on maximizing the impact of EU investments in this area.

  • 4 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The overall contribution of the European shipping industry to the European Union’s GDP in 2013 is estimated to have been EUR 147 billion (USD 163.7bn), according to the recently updated Oxford Economics study, European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) reports. Moreover, for every EUR 1 million the European shipping industry contributes to GDP itself, it creates another EUR 1.6 […]

  • 9 November 2017
    Authorities & Government

    The European Union is looking to pick up pace on its path to achieving a significant part of its Paris Agreement commitment with a provisional agreement to revise the post-2020 EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), reached by the European Parliament and Council on 9 November.

  • 20 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    “Europe holds two thirds of the companies, test centres and installed capacities in the ocean energy sector,” said Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries at the 4th EU Energy Summit, held on April 12 in Brussels.

  • 7 February 2019
    Rules & Regulation

    The European Commission adopted a proposal to revise the EU MRV system.

  • 16 February 2017

    After the European Parliament voted to include CO2 emissions from shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) voiced their opposition to the move.    Along with the inclusion of shipping in the ETS, the parliament also voted in favor of the […]

  • 12 September 2018

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

  • 11 December 2019
    Rules & Regulation

    The shipping industry is facing an ever-growing pressure to cut its carbon footprint.

  • 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 […]

  • 14 November 2017
    Rules & Regulation

    The recent decision by the European Union not to include shipping within the full scope of the regional EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) has shown faith in UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) to further reduce shipping’s carbon emissions, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) said.  “We think that this demonstrates confidence within the EU […]