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NRW Minister of Economy Opposes Backloading of Emission Allowances

North Rhine Westphalia’s Minister for the economy Garrelt Duin (SPD) rejects backloading and therewith opposes the position of the Social Democrats in the European Parliament. The discussion about backloading is ongoing and intensifying as the EP passed a motion in that regard in July.

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Hearing of Günther Oettinger, Commissioner-designate for Energy

Security of energy supply, energy efficiency, the role of nuclear energy, energy poverty and also his own suitability for the post were among matters raised by Members of the European Parliament’s Industry and Environment Committee at the hearing of Günther Oettinger, Commissioner-designate for Energy and present Prime Minister of the German state of Baden-Württemberg. Continue reading ‘Hearing of Günther Oettinger, Commissioner-designate for Energy’

European Parliament and Council Agree on Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

The European Parliament and the Council have agreed on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive as part of the Energy Efficiency Package. Continue reading ‘European Parliament and Council Agree on Energy Performance of Buildings Directive’

Emissions Trading: Member States Approve List of Carbon Leakage Sectors

On 18 September 2009 EU Member States approved a draft Decision listing 164 industrial sectors and sub-sectors deemed to be exposed to carbon leakage. Continue reading ‘Emissions Trading: Member States Approve List of Carbon Leakage Sectors’