Drie energieplatforms voor Europa en Middellandse Zeegebied
6 mei 2015 – Eurocommissaris Miguel Arias Cañete (Klimaatactie en Energie) en de Marokkaanse Energieminister Abdelkader Amara onthulden vandaag drie energieplatforms waarin Europa en het Middellandse Zeegebied gaan samenwerken.
De platforms gaan over gas, regionale elektriciteitsmarkten en hernieuwbare energie en energie-efficiënte.
Uit een bericht van de Europese Commissie
‘(…) “Our regions often have to face similar energy challenges. We need to work together to create common solutions. These three platforms represent a true challenge, but I am confident that with the participation and engagement of all our partners they will be a success,” Arias Cañete said.
The platforms will facilitate partnerships between stakeholders and strengthen cooperation between the countries of the Union for the Mediterranean.
On gas, the cooperation platform will discuss how to develop gas production in North Africa and eastern Mediterranean countries for their domestic markets and for export to the EU. It will also debate regulatory, financing and infrastructure issues, such as new pipelines and LNG facilities in order to create a Mediterranean gas hub.
The regional electricity market platform will centre on gradually removing technical, regulatory, and infrastructure barriers to the free trade of electricity across international borders. Trading electricity freely in the Mediterranean region would boost energy security by diversifying supply and increase competition between power generators.
On renewable energy and energy efficiency, the platform will analyse how to promote the right regulatory frameworks and markets to encourage investments in renewables and energy efficient practices. It will also exchange best practices in areas including measuring energy efficiency, developing national energy efficiency plans, enforcing energy codes for buildings and defining minimum energy performance standards for appliances. (…)’
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