Tag Archives: European Parliament

Negotiations for EU energy savings deal to start on April 11

Today, the Council published two very important documents. The first one is the Council’s comments and “preliminary position” on the … Continue reading...

Conservatives claim victory over EU Energy Savings Bill

Last night, we guessed that a deal had been secured by European Parliamentarians on the Energy Efficiency Directive. In fact, … Continue reading...

What leeway does the Danish Presidency of the EU Council have on energy efficiency?

On 1 January 2012, the Danish presidency of the European Union Council began, for 6 crucial months. Denmark’s Prime Minister, Continue reading...

The Energy Efficiency Directive on a Tightrope

Bird on a Tight rope

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Our last post on the European debate on the energy efficiency directive dates back from … Continue reading...

Energy Efficiency Directive: the cards are laid on the table but who has got the best hand?

On 4th October 2011, MEP Claude Turmes (Greens-EFA, Luxemburg) published his draft report on the upcoming energy efficiency directiveContinue reading...

The Draft Energy Efficiency Directive: a missed opportunity?

Making the most of the few calm moments that can be enjoyed in the European quarter in the month of August, we will reflect today on what will be a significant item in the European Council and the European Parliament’s agendas in September. We’re thinking about the Energy Efficiency Directive or EED, because nothing remains without an acronym very long in Brussels. The European Commission published its draft proposal on 22 June 2011, settling speculations over what the acronym would be, but most importantly allowing a first glance at how the Commission’s initial plans in the Energy Efficiency Plan 2011 had been enacted, if at all.