The European Commission and the IEA outline key energy saving actions
The International Energy Agency and the European Commission outlined today a range of simple steps that people can take to reduce their energy use and save money.
In focus: Reducing the EU’s dependence on imported fossil fuels
The surge in energy prices and high volatility seen since last autumn already triggered calls last year for reducing our dependence on energy imports. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has taken this debate further and prompted strategic EU policy changes.
In focus: How can the EU help those touched by energy poverty?
Energy poverty results from a combination of low income, a high share of disposable income spent on energy and from poor energy efficiency, especially in buildings.
In focus: The digital transformation of our energy system
Data is intrinsically linked to two of the major political priorities of the European Commission, the digital transition of the EU economy and society and the clean energy transition under the heading of the European Green Deal.
In focus: Methane - what’s the deal?
With the European Union’s methane strategy of 2020 and new legislation underway to curb methane emissions, the European Union (EU) is taking a lead on this issue. And there are signs that awareness is growing in other countries and regions of the need for action to address the methane issue.
Equality in the energy sector – call to action for stakeholders
The European Commission is launching today a call for action to stakeholders in the energy sector who would be interested to join and become members of a new platform on equality in the energy sector.
In focus: EU islands and the clean energy transition
An abundance of locally available renewable energy sources, such as solar power, wind power, marine and geothermal energy, means that exploiting them can bring great socio-economic benefits to EU islands.
In focus: Making the EU’s energy infrastructure fit for climate-neutrality
The EU has set a bold and far-reaching goal to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, moving from a fossil fuel-based energy system to a decarbonised economy.
In focus: Fusion power and the ITER project
ITER is a unique project, aiming to build the world’s largest fusion machine. By fostering innovation and international collaboration, the project creates economic growth and job opportunities, while putting the EU in the lead of global fusion research.
In focus: Hydrogen – driving the green revolution
As the EU is committed to a greater global uptake of renewable energy sources, renewable hydrogen goes hand in hand with an electricity sector that is increasingly dominated by renewable power generation.