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Vacancy-Director of ACER

The European Commission has launched the procedure for selecting the next Director of ACER, the European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators, as the second mandate of Alberto Pototschnig, the current Director of the Agency, comes to an end in September 2018. The vacancy notice, describing the position, listing the requirements of the post and providing guidance on how to apply, is published on the Official Journal and can be accessed through the Agency’s website here​. The deadline for submitting the applications is 27 September 2017.

Draft reports on the directive and regulation on the internal market in electricity

On 15 and 16 June 2017, the Rapporteur, Mr. Krišjānis Kariņš (EPP, LV), published his two draft reports on the proposal for a directive on common rules for the internal market for electricity and regulation on the internal market for electricity respectively. The rapporteur has introduced altogether 187 amendments in the draft reports: 129 for the regulation and 58 for the directive.

The deadline for submitting amendments to the two reports has been extended to 15 September 2017.

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The European Commission's Waste to Energy Communication published 

On 26 January 2017 the European Commission released a communication on the role of waste to energy in the circular economy as part of the EU circular economy strategy adopted by the European Commission in December 2015. This document aims to encourage manufacturers and consumers to make the most out of raw materials, products and waste.

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The European Commission's Winter Package adopted!

Brussels, 30 November, the European Commission adopted the so-called “Winter Package” under the title “Clean Energy for All Europeans”.The proposals have three main goals: putting energy efficiency first, achieving global leadership in renewable energies and providing a fair deal for consumers.

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Project from Vienna wins World Smart City Award

Barcelona, 17 November 2016 - The Energy Research Project Aspern Smart City Research (ASCR) was elected at this year’s Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona over more than 250 projects from 45 countries and won one of the three World Smart City Awards.

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GEODE published Amendments Proposals to the European Commission's Directive and Regulation on the internal market for the electricity

GEODE has published its Amendments Proposals to the European Commission's Directive and Regulation on the internal market for electricity, which were both published in the 'Winter Package' in November 2016.

You can read the full Amendments Proposals for the Directive here and for the Regulation here.

Naiades publishes project on “Recommendations for European future electricity Distribution policy”

With contributions from GEODE’s Secretariat and Experts, Naiades published a report on “Recommendations for European future electricity Distribution policy”, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme.   

The objective of the Naiades project is to manufacture sodium-ion batteries designed to the technical specifications drafted by Estabanell Energia, a Catalan electricity distributor and member of GEODE. The aim is to put the batteries in a secondary substation connected to both prosumers and consumers.

You can read the full report here.

The Electrification Alliance- Electricity for an Efficient and Decarbonised Europe

GEODE has joined forces with partnering stakeholders across the Energy sector here in Brussels to launch the Electricification Alliance, calling to recognise electrcity as the key energy carrier for an efficent and decarbonised European future for all Citizens. The declaration was launched on 23 June at an event in Brussels.  

Read the Full Declaration here

Renewable Gas in the Recast of the Renewable Energy Directive: A (Hidden) Opportunity?

This statement is a brief response to the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), and embodies the views of nine European associations representing producers, suppliers, transporters and distributors of gaseous energy coming from natural and renewable sources. We bring together a broad base of local, regional, national, and international actors promoting and raising awareness about the potential that renewable gas can offer Europeans in terms of clean, efficient, safe and sustainable energy.

Read the full statement here

 


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