Euromines Position with regards to the Energy Efficiency Directive

Euromines welcomes the Commission’s proposal aiming to promote energy efficiency within the European Union. However, the rules aiming at removing barriers and overcoming market failures should not lead to an overall increase in pressure and economic, social and environmental costs that might subsequently undermine the fundamental principle of sustainable development by making it impossible to serve the essential needs of mankind at present while protecting and ensuring the needs of future generations.

 

Euromines Position with regards to the Electricity Market Design

Euromines welcomes a well-functioning, integrated electricity market

Euromines supports a stable and predictable energy and climate change policy that ensures sustainable growth and global competiveness for the EU industry as a whole as well as for the energy-intensive industries in particular. We share the belief that the main objective of energy policies should be securing energy at affordable prices as well as ensuring industrial competiveness while achieving appropriate climate reduction targets.

Euromines welcomes the European Union commitment to ensure a well-functioning, integrated electricity market allowing non-discriminatory market access for resource providers and electricity customers, empowering consumers, enabling demand response and energy efficiency, facilitating aggregation of distributed demand and supply, and contributing to the decarbonisation of the economy.  Nevertheless, the overall design of the electricity market should not undermine the essential economic, social and environment –related input needed by the society’s sustainable development. 

Euromines Newsletter - September 2014

From Policy to Practice

  • Editorial
  • Greek Presidency Athens: The importance of the extractive industry for growth in the EU
  • Bulgaria: Recognizing the importance of mineral resources
  • Supplying much of Europe’s REE needs: Promising Swedish deposits
  • From policy to practice? Tungsten in the UK
  • Portuguese Best Practice in land planning and minerals policy
  • From Policy to Practice The Austrian Minerals Strategy
  • No Net Loss - Where to Next?
  • Bringing nature back into the mine: Biodiversity conservation at S&B Milos and Fokis quarries, S&B Industrial Minerals S.A.

Euromines Newsletter - November 2016

In this issue of Euromines Newsletter you will find the following articles:

  • EIT RawMaterials, a New European Initiative in Raw Materials
  • The EU Copernicus Programme and the Raw Materials Sector
  • Enhancing Implementation and Capacities: The New EU Mining Mentor Centre and Its Objectives
  • METALert – An Emergency Response System for Heavy Metals in the Environment
  • Integrating Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation into the Life-Cycle Management of Mining and Milling Sites
  • LKAB´s Work with Compensation of Natural Resources for the Mertainen Site
  • Green Bridge Competition – Examples of the Best Practices in the Rehabilitation of the Mining Sites in the Czech Republic

Euromines Newsletter - June 2017

In this issue of Euromines Newsletter you will find the following articles:

  • EU-Canada Mineral Investment Facility Project
  • Agnico Eagle Finland – Proud of our Past, Focused on our Future
  • Exporting Canadian Mining Expertise to Grow a Gold Mining Industry in Greece
  • The EU industrial policy, raw materials and the CETA agreement
  • The EU’s feasibility study on a Minerals investment facility - First Workshop in Brussels

Euromines Newsletter - February 2016

In this issue of Euromines Newsletter focused on Europe’s Energy and Climate Change Policy you will find the following articles:

  • A new Climate Change Agreement – December 2015
  • The EU’s policy on the Energy Union
  • Energy efficiency - Stakeholder consultation
  • ETS revision - Stakeholder Consultation
  • The ETS revision and the increasing pace of emission reduction
  • Assessment of Trade and Emissions intensity
  • The European Technology Platform on Sustainable Mineral Resources

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