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Guest blog post by Molly Walsh, community power campaigner for Friends of the Earth Europe. As the European Union’s sustainable energy week begins, the corridors of the European institutions will be buzzing with debate around empowered consumers and producers of renewable energy. Ever since the European Commission published its vision for the energy union in… » read more

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Guest blog post by Fuad Shahbazov. Trans-Adriatic pipeline (TAP), which is a part of the Southern Gas Corridor envisages the transportation of Azerbaijani natural gas (10 billion cubic metres) to the southern part of Europe, mainly to Italy. Thus, the European Union aims to diversify the energy resources in Europe and expels Russia’s energy giant… » read more

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Guest blog post by Panama Bartholomy, Project Director at the Investor Confidence Project Europe. At the recent Investor Days event, I had the personal privilege of hosting three panels of representatives from the financial sector (Deutsche Bank, Amber Infrastructure, UK Green Investment Bank, Joule Assets, European Investment Bank, SUSI Partners, and Triodos Bank) focused on… » read more

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Energy efficiency and renewable energies are top priorities for an Europe running towards a low-carbon economy. Five protected areas from Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy and Greece are proving that local, affordable and sustainable energy can be a reality for Europe, leading the way towards sustainable wood biomass exploitation. In the context of the EU’s policy… » read more

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Guest blog post by Ian Gerard McKay, CEO of the Vancouver Economic Commission. 2016 will be the year that EU Member States and cities – along with the rest of the world – start delivering on COP21’s climate action agreements. With goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, EU cities pondering how to meaningfully contribute… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Jaakko Silpola, Coordinator of the Energy from Peatland Sector Group. The struggling EU economy and the Ukraine-Russia gas dispute are not temporary issues. Many EU countries still suffer from unemployment and gas disputes remain a chronic threat to the European energy system and its entire economic development. One crisis after another, the… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Hans Korteweg, Communications & Government Affairs Manager at Westinghouse Europe, Middle East & Africa 2015 promises to be an exciting and crucial year in which European Union (EU) energy policy-makers will play a particularly important role. Over the next months, members of the European Parliament’s Industry and Environment committees will be shaping… » read more

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Guest post by Kaj Embrén, Sustainable Development export and blogger, Stockholm, Sweden.   I don’t know about you, but I have tried to find out exactly what is in the bailout package offered to Greece by the European partners, but I could not find much. Banks are mentioned in all the newspapers articles, sometimes because… » read more

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Guest post by CAN-Europe, EEB, FoE Europe, Greenpeace, WWF Dear Minister, The forthcoming Energy Council will consider the recently presented Energy Efficiency Plan2011. As the Plan itself makes clear, we are currently set to miss the EU’s 20% energysavings target by half – thereby missing out on substantial gains in terms of ‘enhancedcompetitiveness’, ‘security of… » read more

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