€110m Austrian agri-producer scheme approved

€110m Austrian agri-producer scheme approved: The European Commission has passed a €110 million (£92,7m) Austrian scheme to help essential agricultural producers impacted particularly hard by soaring energy prices considering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It has been approved for the scheme under the state aid Temporary Crisis Framework, understanding that the EU economy is going through…
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EU and Ukraine electricity trade

EU and Ukraine electricity trade The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) has disclosed power trade amid Ukraine and the EU has started today. It follows the successful emergency synchronisation of the Ukrainian and Moldovan grids with the European Continental Grid in March. “This is the next step in integrating the energy…
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EU passed ‘Green Deal’ to revive nature by 2050

EU passed ‘Green Deal’ to revive nature by 2050: To have nature restored by 2050, the European Commission launched a new ‘Green Deal’ as a top priority. It has a target set to cut in half the use and risk of chemical pesticides by 2030, which will recover the health of agricultural land, seas, forests…
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Civil society tells EU stop ignoring aviation climate impact

Civil society tells EU stop ignoring aviation climate impact: The next meeting of the Environment Council of the European Union will take place on June 28th 2022 and on it’s agenda: The Revision of the EU Emissions Trading Systems (ETS) Directive concerning aviation. The Stay Grounded Network urges the Council in an open letter published…
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Edison Group releases renewables report

Edison Group releases renewables report: Edison report reveals geopolitical unrest to fuel renewables growth Based on the latest energy plans in the EU and UK, renewables could account for nearly 70% of their combined electricity production in 2030. Wind and solar markets could grow at CAGRs of 23% and 12% respectively over this decade. Primary…
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Price Cap predictions soar with EU sanctions on Russia

Price Cap predictions soar with EU sanctions on Russia: Cornwall Insight’s forecast for the October (Q4 2022) Default Tariff Cap has gone up to £2,879 for an average consumer, as Russian oil sanctions cause renewed uncertainty throughout the energy market. The predictions for the January (Q1 2023) Cap are even more pricey rising to more…
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EU4Energy & EUNeighbours E Join In Energy Efficiency

EU4Energy & EUNeighbours E Join In Energy Efficiency This awareness-raising campaign dedicated to energy efficiency will run between 28 April and 8 May 2022 and will evolve around Ozzy the Hamster, one of the main characters of a new comic book on energy efficiency entitled “Light Bulb”. The comic book focuses on increasing the younger…
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€1bn pledged by EU to protect the ocean

€1bn pledged by EU to protect the ocean: The EU has pledged a €1 billion (£0.82bn) investment as part of its aims to protect the ocean. It reestablished its pledge in regard to international ocean governance at the Our Ocean Conference (OOC) in Palau recently, which drew worldwide partners to recognise solutions to sustainably maintain…
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EU starts €3.2bn investment for sustainable connectivity

EU starts €3.2bn investment for sustainable connectivity: The European Commission has initiated a €3.2 billion (£2.67bn) package to help sustainable connectivity enterpises in the Western Balkans. A sum of 21 transport, digital, climate as well as energy connectivity projects will divide the funding, coming from the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF). Projects contain construction of…
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A new European Battery Academy has been established

A new European Battery Academy has been established: A new academy has been established with the goal of providing workers with the skills required to support Europe’s rapidly growing battery sector. The European Commission is providing a €10 million (£8.3 million) grant to the European Battery Academy to help effectively coordinate reskilling and upskilling efforts…
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