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The European Commission's Waste to Energy Communication published 

On 26 January 2017 the European Commission released a communication on the role of waste to energy in the circular economy as part of the EU circular economy strategy adopted by the European Commission in December 2015. This document aims to encourage manufacturers and consumers to make the most out of raw materials, products and waste.

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The European Commission's Winter Package adopted!

Brussels, 30 November, the European Commission adopted the so-called “Winter Package” under the title “Clean Energy for All Europeans”.The proposals have three main goals: putting energy efficiency first, achieving global leadership in renewable energies and providing a fair deal for consumers.

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Project from Vienna wins World Smart City Award

Barcelona, 17 November 2016 - The Energy Research Project Aspern Smart City Research (ASCR) was elected at this year’s Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona over more than 250 projects from 45 countries and won one of the three World Smart City Awards.

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Renewable Gas in the Recast of the Renewable Energy Directive: A (Hidden) Opportunity?

This statement is a brief response to the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), and embodies the views of nine European associations representing producers, suppliers, transporters and distributors of gaseous energy coming from natural and renewable sources. We bring together a broad base of local, regional, national, and international actors promoting and raising awareness about the potential that renewable gas can offer Europeans in terms of clean, efficient, safe and sustainable energy.

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Study for ITRE Committee on European Energy Investments

The paper provides an overall assessment of European investments in the electricity sector and concludes by providing policy recommendations to facilitate the investments in the electricity sector which are needed to enable a transition to a low carbon energy supply, while realising a fully integrated and interconnected electricity system, enhancing competitiveness and ensuring security of electricity supply.

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CEER Publishes its 2017 Work Programme

On 5 January 2017, The Council of the European Energy Regulators (CEER) published its 2017 Work Programme. CEER Work Programme includes 18 deliverables on a range of policy areas. CEER will prioritise work on four main areas: Consumers and retail markets; New legislative/policy developments; The role of Distribution System Operators; and international work beyond the borders of the EU.

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GEODE Statement on the European Commission's Winter Package

GEODE welcomes the European Commission's Winter Package and the fact we now have a road map towards 2030 and beyond paving the way to a new energy market design to help us face upcoming challenges in a competitive and efficient way which will enhance the linkage of the wholesale and retail markets. In GEODE’s view, the Commission’s proposals for strengthening market 

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