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Despite Rising Tensions, Europe to Remain Russia's Main Gas Customer [VIDEO]

March 16, 2015 by Kasper Peters

Russia, Europe, and Fuel Supplies

Tatiana Mitrova, Head of the Oil & Gas Department at the Energy Research Institute in Moscow, joins Hughes Belin on viEUws - the European Union Policy Broadcaster to analyse the consequences of troubled European Union-Russia relations for energy trade.[read more]

Driving Finance for Energy Efficiency Investment

February 27, 2015 by Clare Taylor

Energy Efficiency Financial Support

Policymakers and financial institutions are pushing hard for scaled-up investment into energy efficiency. Will the work of the Energy Efficiency Financing Institutions Group report help unlock the EUR 100 billion per year needed to reach the European Union 2020 targets?[read more]

In Focus: Energy Union - A Serious Test for European Integration [VIDEO]

February 24, 2015 by Kasper Peters

Europe and the Energy Union Test

Leading energy journalist Hughes Belin investigates the prospects of the Energy Union strategy and its governance structure for viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster, ahead of the European Commission’s official presentation on 25 February.[read more]

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Europe's Major Challenges: Looking at Renewables Beyond 2020

February 19, 2015 by Kit Moran
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Earlier this year the European Union announced that its member countries will soon reach their emissions targets for 2020. The problem facing Europe is one that is familiar to those with experience in manufacturing or efficiency optimization: the deception of low-hanging fruit. It needs a single energy market to move forward.[read more]

EU Energy Union: High-Stakes Supply Security Document Leaked

February 18, 2015 by Roman Kilisek

EU Fuel Security Risk and Planning

Last week, the European Commission held its very first orientation debate on the European Energy Union in the college of the Commission. It was actually the first time that all commissioners together have had an in-depth discussion on the issue.[read more]

EU 'Fuel Quality Directive Should be Extended After 2020,' Leading Lawmaker Underlines [VIDEO]

February 18, 2015 by Kasper Peters
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EU Fuel Standards and Directives

Leading environment journalist Sonja van Renssen is joined by Finnish MEP Nils Torvalds (ALDE), rapporteur on Indirect Land-Use Change (ILUC) for the European Parliament to talk about the position of transport in the EU 2030 climate and energy policy.[read more]

EU Energy Briefing: Special on the Energy Union [VIDEO]

February 13, 2015 by Kasper Peters

Energy Union Special

In this Brussels Briefing on Energy for viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster, leading journalist Hughes Belin provides an overview ofprogress made on the EU’s Energy Union project, ahead of the formal launch of the Energy Union by the European Commission on 25 February.[read more]

EU Needs "ILUC Factors for Biofuels" Argues European Parliament Rapporteur Nils Torvalds [VIDEO]

February 10, 2015 by Kasper Peters

Europe and Biofuels

Nils Torvalds MEP (ALDE) - the European Parliament’s rapporteur on Indirect Land-Use Change (ILUC) – joins leading environmental journalist Sonja van Renssen on viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster to discuss the future of biofuels in Europe.[read more]

EU Energy Union: Fault Lines Emerge Between Pivotal Member States' Design Proposals

January 27, 2015 by Roman Kilisek

EU Energy Planning Problems

Ahead of the new European Commission’s publication of “proposals on a more closely-linked single energy market” as part of a drive to loosen Europe’s energy dependence on Russia, leaked non-papers drawn up by governments member states on the topic are being circulated in Brussels.[read more]

Top 5 EU Energy Priorities: All You Need to Know for the Latvian Presidency [VIDEO]

January 9, 2015 by Kasper Peters

EU Energy Priorities

In this special briefing for viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster, leading energy journalist Hughes Belin picks out the top 5 energy issues that will be discussed by the European institutions under the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.[read more]

EU Energy Briefing: All You Need to Know for December [VIDEO]

December 15, 2014 by Kasper Peters

December EU Energy News

In this latest Brussels Briefing on Energy for viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster, leading journalist Hughes Belin provides an overview of the latest European Union energy policy developments, including energy security, and the gas deal between Ukraine and Russia.[read more]

European Residential Electricity Prices Increasing Faster than Prices in United States

November 19, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Residential Energy Price Changes

European residential electricity prices have historically exceeded U.S. prices, and the gap has widened in recent years. In 2013, average residential electricity rates in European Union (EU) countries were more than double rates in the United States.[read more]

EU Energy Briefing: All You Need to Know for November 2014 [VIDEO]

November 13, 2014 by Kasper Peters

EU Energy Briefing

In this latest Brussels Briefing on Energy for viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster, leading energy journalist Hughes Belin provides an overview of the latest European Union energy policy developments, including the Russia-Ukraine gas deal, and the positive outcome of the energy security stress tests.[read more]

The European Union Continues on Its Course to Lower GHG Emissions

November 4, 2014 by Henry Auer

EU and GHG Emissions

The nations of the world are working toward establishing a new climate treaty by late 2015 that would lower future greenhouse gas emissions (among other provisions). Independently, the EU agreed to a significant goal in reducing emissions of greenhouse gases on October 23, 2014.[read more]

The Symbolic Politics of Climate Diplomacy

October 30, 2014 by Steven Cohen
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Last week, the European Union began the process of setting the agenda for the climate negotiations scheduled for Paris in late 2015. These talks will focus the world's attention on the climate, but the difference in national interest between developing and developed nations makes a meaningful deal impossible.[read more]