CAN Europe Publications on:

Energy Union & Governance

  • Briefing on the Energy Union

    14.12.2014 | Reports & Briefs

    Towards a resilient Energy Union with a forward looking Climate Change policy. This paper is intended to present some initial NGO views on the issue.

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  • Coherent and strong laws needed to solve Energy Union puzzle

    18.11.2015 | Press Releases

    The Energy Union package has not lived up to expectations to accelerate a shift to a fossil fuel free economy in the EU so far, according to Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe. While the project remains a puzzle, the EU needs strong and coherent legislative proposals, expected next year, to stay ahead of the game on climate action.

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  • Submission on a new Energy Market Design

    30.09.2015 | Submissions to Consultations

    CAN Europe made a submission to the European Commission’s Consultation on new Energy Market Design.

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  • Towards a 100% renewable heating and cooling sector

    06.05.2015 | Reports & Briefs

    The current discussion around the Energy Union represents a golden opportunity to set up and implement a true EU heating and cooling policy in line with long term climate and energy goals, and based on energy efficiency and the switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources.

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  • EU's energy union plans 'muddled' and lacking direction

    30.03.2015 | Op-eds

    Europe's leaders botched the opportunity of delivering a clear and forward looking vision on the EU's energy future, argues Wendel Trio.

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  • The Energy Union lacks a clear winning strategy

    19.03.2015 | Press Releases

    European leaders adopted today conclusions on the creation of an "Energy Union with a forward-looking climate policy". According to Climate Action Network Europe and its more than 120 members, the agreed conclusions should have provided a much clearer strategy for reducing energy demand and the deployment of renewables, required for the

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  • Bridge or blockade? The role of gas in the transition to renewable energy

    17.03.2015 | Op-eds

    This Wednesday, the EU heads of state and government will be discussing the Energy Union. Wendel Trio, Director of Europe’s huge Climate Action Network has lobbied several governments throughout Europe on getting off of fossil fuels. He discusses its importance below. 

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Veerle Dossche
EU Energy Policy Coordinator
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Theodora Petroula
Energy Savings Policy Coordinator
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Latest Publications Energy Union & Governance

  • Countries kick off cooperation on offshore wind potential in the Baltic Sea

    Eight countries(1) located around the Baltic Sea signed today, together with the European Commission, the Baltic Sea Offshore Wind Joint Declaration of Intent. This looks into intensifying the cooperation in offshore wind development as “cost-efficient and environmentally sustainable deployment of offshore wind, through voluntary cooperation will be crucial to ensure a clean, secure and affordable energy supply” for the involved countries.
  • European Parliament asks for a faster and deeper renovation of buildings

    The members of the European Parliament (EP) have voted for maximising the energy efficiency potential of the EU building stock[1], calling on the European Commission to develop consistent measures to stimulate a faster and deeper renovation of buildings. Buildings consume 40 percent of all energy in the EU and emit 36 percent of the region’s CO₂, being the largest single energy consumer[2] and having significant potential in reducing energy demand[3].
  • Hogan's resignation opens the door for a climate-aware trade commissioner

    Von der Leyen should look for a commissioner that brings trade policy in line with climate ambition to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C, after her trade chief, Phil Hogan, resigned yesterday evening.
  • Disarm fossil fuel firms

    Two recent examples of the Dutch and German coal exit show how fossil fuel firms are using an outdated international investment treaty, the Energy Charter Treaty, to attack climate policies. The treaty provides fossil fuel companies with a strong tool to impede the clean energy transition. It is time to disarm them, writes Wendel Trio, director of Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe.
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