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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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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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Facilitating renewable gas through the revision to the Renewable Energy Directive 

Brussels, 8 November 2016 - Representatives of biogas and hydrogen producers, gas infrastructure operators, gas suppliers and vehicle manufacturers released a common statement that sets out the reasons why renewable gases can play a critical role in the decarbonisation of Europe’s energy mix and then lists specific items that should be included in the revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED II).

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