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  • 23 November 2012

    Jenny Hogan, Director of Policy for Scottish Renewables, welcomed many of the Economy, Energy and Tourism committee’s findings. She said: “This has been one of the most detailed and debated committee inquiries in the Scottish Parliament’s history and it has confirmed what we have said for some time; that the ambitious targets for the renewables industry are […]

  • 23 October 2013
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Today, after almost two years of negotiations the European Parliament has taken positive steps in the vote on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). Members of Parliament wisely rejected subsidies for new boats, which could have disastrous effects on the marine environment, doubled funding for data and control, and reassuringly stood strong on issues […]

  • 6 February 2014
    Authorities & Government

    The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has commented on yesterday’s vote of the European Parliament in favour of ambitious climate and energy policy and its support for three binding 2030 targets for renewables, greenhouse gas reductions and energy efficiency in plenary. “The European Parliament has again shown it is the most forward-thinking of the institutions. […]

  • 18 June 2018

    Croatian parliament passed the law allowing the construction of the floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal on the island of Krk despite local councils’ opposition. 

  • 28 April 2015

    The European Parliament has approved in full today the law on public disclosure of data on ship efficiency, sustainable transport group Transport & Environment (T&E) informed. “The public disclosure of fuel efficiency data will enhance competition for the best ships and routes, which in turn will trigger market forces that will result in fuel savings. The […]

  • 15 May 2014
    Authorities & Government

    The deadline for the UK House of Commons or the House of Lords to pass annulment resolutions against the Special Procedure Order (SPO) on Able’s Marine Energy Park (AMEP) elapsed on May 10. The petitions against the SPO now stand referred to a Joint Committee, and members of the Committee will be announced shortly.  The UK […]

  • 12 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    Vestas CEO Anders Runevad and CEOs from Acciona Energia, Alstom, Enercon, ERG Renew, and RES welcomed the EU Commission’s commitment to a post-2020 climate and energy policy at a “2030 EuropeBusiness” event in Brussels, though noted the proposal should have been more ambitious. The six companies are part of a coalition of 91 companies and […]

  • 12 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The EU-Canada free trade agreement (CETA), considered by many observers as the most advanced and comprehensive free trade agreement in recent history, has received the supprt of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee. “Today’s vote on the EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement (CETA) in the Environment Committee has a showed that the pro-trade coalition in the European […]

  • 10 March 2016

    The Port Regulation, adopted on 8 March in the plenary of the European Parliament, has little to no impact on the market access to ports from a shipment’s point of view, according to the Danish Shipowners’ Association. On the same day, the EU Parliament voted for the Knut Fleckenstein’s report, previously adopted by the Transport (TRAN) […]

  • 26 January 2012

    On 13 January, the Italian cruise ship, Costa Concordia, ran aground after hitting a reef off Isola del Giglio, Italy, with more than 4,000 passengers and crew on board. With 16 confirmed deaths and more than 20 people still missing, the human tragedy may be followed by an environmental one, as over 2000 tonnes of […]

  • 22 November 2011

    The European Parliament (EP) approved the allocation of EUR 40 million for the ‘Integrated Maritime Policy’, between 2011 and 2012 to suppor… (FIS) [mappress] Source: FIS, November 22, 2011; Image: EU

  • 20 February 2017

    The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) has criticized European port and freight forwarder associations which voiced their support of the European Parliament’s position to include shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme as of 2023. In mid-February, a majority of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted to include shipping in the scheme as of 2023, if […]

  • 11 April 2013

    The Greek Parliament on Tuesday, April 9 2013, ratified the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between Albania, Italy and Greece on the construction and operation of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project. The IGA between the three countries, which was signed in Athens on February 13, 2013, confirms the host countries’ support for TAP and their cooperation […]

  • 15 March 2012

    The European Parliament voted today for the first time in favour of setting a binding renewable energy target for 2030.  “The Parliament’s vote sends a strong message to the European Council as it prepares its response to the European Commission’s Energy Roadmap 2050”, commented Stephane Bourgeois, Head of Regulatory Affairs at the European Wind Energy […]

  • 14 March 2013
    Authorities & Government

    Today the European Parliament called for the “successful” 2020 renewable energy target to be prolonged to 2030.  “The Parliament has once again recognised what a strong renewables industry, driven by ambitious targets, can do for Europe’s economy, jobs, energy security and the climate,” commented Stephane Bourgeois, Head of Regulatory Affairs at the European Wind Energy […]

  • 5 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    With the European Parliament recently voting on reforms to Europe’s electricity markets, aiming to modernise them and make them fit for renewables as part of the EU’s Clean Energy Package, this is still not the final deal, according to WindEurope’s CEO Giles Dickson.

  • 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 […]

  • 15 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Members of the European Parliament have called on the European Union and all other countries at this year’s Paris climate summit to ensure a requirement is included for reducing emissions from international shipping and aviation. Parliamentarians called for emissions reduction targets for both sectors to be set before the end of 2016 by the corresponding […]

  • 4 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    Members of the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee agreed recently on a compromise position on the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of CO2 emissions from maritime transport, which lays the foundation for a global measure to reduce CO2 emissions from international shipping. Shipping being a truly global industry, regional legislation […]

  • 15 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Members of the European Parliament have called on the European Union and all other countries at this year’s Paris climate summit to ensure a requirement is included for reducing emissions from international shipping and aviation. Parliamentarians called for emissions reduction targets for both sectors to be set before the end of 2016 by the corresponding […]

  • 19 February 2014
    Authorities & Government, Environment

    The resolution of the European Parliament of 5th February 2014, supporting a 30% share of renewables in final energy consumption by 2030 and a 40% energy savings target (“30%/40% target”) is likely to lead to greenhouse gas emission reductions in 2030 in the range between 45% and 54% compared to 1990 levels. This is estimated […]

  • 19 February 2014
    Authorities & Government, Environment

    The resolution of the European Parliament of 5th February 2014, supporting a 30% share of renewables in final energy consumption by 2030 and a 40% energy savings target (“30%/40% target”) is likely to lead to greenhouse gas emission reductions in 2030 in the range between 45% and 54% compared to 1990 levels. This is estimated […]