Energy for heating and cooling represents almost 50% of the EU’s total gross final energy consumption. In absolute terms, the gross final consumption of renewable energy for heating and cooling purposes in the EU has gradually increased over time.
Today, Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, is in Baku, Azerbaijan, to co-chair the 9th Ministerial Meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council.
The Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council 9th Ministerial Meeting and the Green Energy Advisory Council 1st Ministerial Meeting
The 9th Ministerial meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council and the first Green Energy Advisory Council meeting held on 3 February in Baku reaffirmed the strategic energy partnership between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the European Union.
Ukraine: College of Commissioners travels to Kyiv to boost EU support and sectorial cooperation with Ukraine
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, travelled to Kyiv today, accompanied by 15 Commissioners, for the first ever meeting between the College and the Ukrainian Government.
Start of construction works launched on the Bulgarian section of the gas interconnector Bulgaria - Serbia
The Interconnector Bulgaria-Serbia (IBS) begins construction works, as part of a broader process of diversification of gas supplies and a stepping stone for further enhancement of energy security in the region.
Today the Commission has launched an online public consultation on what the new product priorities under the proposed Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) should be.
The European Commission has approved a €104 million Croatian scheme to reduce an electricity consumption levy imposed on energy-intensive companies. The scheme contributes to the achievement of EU's climate and environmental objectives set out in the European Green Deal.
In absolute terms, the production of electricity from renewable energy sources increased by almost 5% from 2020 to 2021.
The EU continues to largely rely on fossil fuels for its overall energy supply. In 2021, fossil fuels made up 70% of gross available energy in the EU, remaining at the same level as in 2020.
On 26 January 2023, Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, and the Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, opened the new rescEU energy hub in Poland that will act as a logistical centre for delivering emergency energy assistance to Ukraine