EC consultations


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Revised framework for compulsory licensing of patents

Revised framework for compulsory licensing of patents

Thursday, 25 de Augost de 2022

EU countries currently regulate and implement the framework for compulsory licensing of patents in the EU using different, fragmented procedures. This means it is not efficient enough to tackle EU-wide crises. Also, the efficiency of the current EU procedure on compulsory licensing of patents for export to countries with public health problems (Regulation 816/2006) should be examined. This initiative aims to revise the framework so it is adequately prepared & coordinated to tackle future crises. Due date: September 29th. 

Access to electricity metering and consumption data  requirements

Access to electricity metering and consumption data requirements

Thursday, 25 de Augost de 2022

EU countries are expected to facilitate the full interoperability of energy services within the EU in order to promote competition and avoid excessive administrative costs. The Electricity Directive requires the Commission to adopt interoperability requirements and non-discriminatory and transparent procedures for access to data on metering, consumption as well as data required for customer switching, demand response and other services. This initiative will address metering and consumption data. Due date: September 5th. 

CountEmissions EU: Count your transport emissions

CountEmissions EU: Count your transport emissions

Friday, 29 de July de 2022

This initiative sets out a common framework to calculate and report transport-related greenhouse gas emissions. It can be applied by both the passenger and freight sector. Transparent information will allow service providers to monitor and reduce their emissions and improve the efficiency of their transport services, and will enable users to choose the most sustainable option. Due date: October 17th. 

Access to electricity metering and consumption data  requirements

Access to electricity metering and consumption data requirements

Friday, 29 de July de 2022

The Electricity Directive requires the Commission to adopt interoperability requirements and non-discriminatory and transparent procedures for access to data on metering, consumption as well as data required for customer switching, demand response and other services. This initiative will address metering and consumption data. Due date: August 26th. 

New reporting requirements on national energy & climate plans

New reporting requirements on national energy & climate plans

Friday, 15 de July de 2022

This Implementing Regulation sets out the structure, format, technical details and process for the information to be included in the integrated national energy and climate progress reports. EU countries will need to submit a report every 2 years on their progress towards the objectives defined in their national energy and climate plans. This initiative also defines the information that will feed into the e-Platform on reporting which will be the single gateway for energy and climate reporting. Due date: August 9th. 

Energy efficiency labelling

Energy efficiency labelling

Friday, 15 de July de 2022

EU energy labelling rules aim to help consumers choose the most energy-efficient products and help the EU become carbon-neutral. Besides information about energy consumption, labels also show usage data such as noise emission or water consumption. To address some minor technical issues, this initiative will amend the current energy labelling rules on air conditioners, electronic displays, light sources, and refrigerating appliances, including those used in retail. Due date: August 9th. 

Protecting biodiversity: nature restoration targets under EU biodiversity strategy

Protecting biodiversity: nature restoration targets under EU biodiversity strategy

Friday, 1 de July de 2022

Biodiversity, on which we all depend, is disappearing at an unprecedented rate. This initiative is one of the key measures announced in the EU’s 2030 Biodiversity Strategy. It will propose legally binding nature restoration targets, subject to an impact assessment. The initiative will contribute to the goal of the 2030 Biodiversity Strategy: to put Europe’s biodiversity on the path to recovery. Due date: August 22nd. 

Method for calculating the share of renewables in the case of co-processing

Method for calculating the share of renewables in the case of co-processing

Friday, 1 de July de 2022

The Renewable Energy Directive promotes the use of biofuels in the EU in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector. This initiative (which will take the form of a delegated regulation) aims to establish a methodology to determine the share of biofuel and biogas for transport resulting from biomass being processed with fossil fuels in a common process (co-processing). Due date: July 20th. 

Industrial emissions  EU rules updated

Industrial emissions EU rules updated

Thursday, 16 de June de 2022

This initiative would update EU rules on industrial emissions to ensure industry keeps improving the EU’s environment. It aims to ensure industry uses techniques that create a more sustainable EU economy, and a cleaner environment that improves public health. In this way, the initiative supports the zero pollution ambition under the European Green Deal, as well as the EU’s policies on energy, climate and the circular economy (reducing resource consumption and waste generation and promoting the use of recycled materials). Due date: June 23rd. 

EU legislation to make the EU independent from Russian fossil fuels

EU legislation to make the EU independent from Russian fossil fuels

Thursday, 16 de June de 2022

The proposal builds on the existing and well-functioning RRF framework to provide additional support for measures needed to accelerate the Union’s efforts to reduce dependence on Russian fossil fuels in order to ensure a successful recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, in line with the Facility’s general and specific objective. EN 3 EN Furthermore, by introducing the concept of REPowerEU chapters the proposal promotes coordination and synergies between the measures supported under the RRF and other actions financed by other sources, including national funds. Due date: July 20th. 

Ecodesign requirements for vacuum cleaners

Ecodesign requirements for vacuum cleaners

Friday, 3 de June de 2022

In 2013, the EU adopted an ecodesign measure on vacuum cleaners that set minimum energy efficiency requirements. This led to substantial energy savings for consumers. This initiative will review the measure in light of technological progress and assess whether to: include battery-operated and robot vacuum cleaners, as well as to set requirements for materials and the lifetime of vacuum cleaners. Due date: June 30th. 

Permit-granting processes & power-purchase agreements

Permit-granting processes & power-purchase agreements

Friday, 3 de June de 2022

This initiative aims to facilitate renewable energy production projects. It will focus on key barriers to implementing renewable energy projects, including: the length of permitting procedures, the complexity of rules and processes for site selection and administrative authorisations, grid-connection issues, or staffing of permitting authorities. It will outline good practices addressing the identified barriers and good practices to facilitate power-purchase agreements, including across borders.