Executive Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Simson in Abu Dhabi for the International Renewable Energy Agency Assembly and COP28 preparations
On 14 and 15 January, the Commission will be represented by Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans, and Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
State aid: Commission approves €1.1 billion Danish scheme to support roll-out of carbon capture and storage technologies
The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €1.1 billion Danish scheme to support the roll-out of carbon capture and storage technologies.
The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Energy programme for the 2021-2027 period was extended with a cross-border renewable energy (CB RES) window.
InvestEU: EIF and Banco Sabadell provide over €300 million to support small businesses and renewable energy sector companies
The European Investment Fund (EIF), part of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group, and Banco Sabadell are joining forces once again to support Spanish small businesses (SMEs) and mid-caps.
State aid: Commission approves €3 billion Polish scheme to support companies active in the Polish gas market in the context of Russia's war against Ukraine
The measure will be open to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large companies active on the Polish gas market, specifically sellers of last resort and entities legally obliged to sell natural gas on the gas exchange market.
On 24 November 2022, the Council reached political agreement on the Regulation “Enhancing solidarity through better coordination of gas purchases, reliable price benchmarks and exchanges of gas across borders”, which will soon enter into force.
State aid: Commission approves modification of German scheme to support electricity production from renewable energy sources
The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, the modification of a German scheme to support the production of electricity from renewable energy sources.
European Green Deal: €4.11 billion from the Modernisation Fund to accelerate the clean energy transition in 8 Member States
In its second year of operation, the Modernisation Fund has disbursed a total of €4.11 billion in support of 61 projects in eight beneficiary countries.
State aid: Commission approves amendments to German scheme to support offshore wind energy generation
The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, amendments to a German scheme to support offshore wind energy generation in Germany.
Commission launches stakeholder consultations on candidate Projects of Common Interest (PCIs) and Projects of Mutual Interest (PMIs)
On 21 December the Commission opened a number of consultations on energy infrastructure projects under the revised Trans-European Networks for Energy (TEN-E) Regulation (EU/2022/869).