International Energy Agency: European Commission and International Energy Agency in a Common Bid to Reduce E.U. Reliance on Russian Fossil Fuels
- May 25, 2022 3:03 pm GMT
By strengthening investments in clean energy and energy efficiency, the project aims to mitigate the impact of
In the framework of this common endeavour, the Commission is offering support to Member States to reduce their dependence on Russian fossil fuels through the Technical Support Instrument. 17 EU countries have already joined the project. This support is in line with the REPowerEU Plan presented by the Commission on 18 May, outlining how to phase out
The cooperation with the IEA will cover seven areas: supply and diversification of liquefied natural gas; production of biomethane; stepping up international trade in hydrogen; acceleration of rooftop solar and heat pumps roll-out; demand-side measures and energy efficiency; faster permitting of renewable projects; innovative hydrogen and renewables solutions for industry.
It will include workshops, meetings, analysis, and data tracking by the
The first workshop, on 24 May, focused on supporting the uptake of demand-side and energy efficiency measures. The workshop was attended by representatives of the Member States participating in the project, the Commission, IEA and by industry stakeholders.
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