Industry, Research and Energy

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The European Parliament has confirmed the agreement with the Council on a revised Directive for Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD). “A...

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"Far too often, gas supply has been used as a political weapon. We cannot ‘disarm’ the impure intentions of others but we can arm...

EU electricity market: more competition to the benefit of consumers

Krišjānis Kariņš, EPP Group MEP and Rapporteur of the Internal Market for Electricity Report voted today in the Industry Committee,...

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The reform of the Emissions Trading System (ETS) will be crucial to achieve the EU’s CO2 reduction goals. It creates a Modernisation Fund to...



The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy is responsible for the Union's industrial policy and the application of new technologies, including measures relating to SMEs, for the Union's research policy, including the dissemination and exploitation of research findings, for Community measures related to energy policy in general, the security of energy supply and energy efficiency including the establishment and development of trans-European networks in the energy infrastructure sector and for the information society and information technology, including the establishment and development of trans-European networks in the telecommunication infrastructure sector.


Press Release
20.03.2012 - 11:45

Horizon 2020: industrial leadership an important priority

Maria da Graça Carvalho MEP, Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy of the European Parliament and EPP Group Rapporteur for the Specific Programme implementing Horizon 2020,...
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Press Release
28.02.2012 - 17:00

Mobile roaming: Fair charges and more competition.

Caps for mobile phone charges abroad (roaming) will be tightened up as from July. The Industry Committee of the European Parliament adopted new price caps for phone calls, text messages and - for the...
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Press Release
16.02.2012 - 16:45

Energy Efficiency: less red tape, more flexibility.

The European Parliament has presented a compromise package for the hotly-debated EU Energy Efficiency Directive. The Industry, Research and Energy Committee (IRTE) voted in favour of binding targets...
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Press Release
16.02.2012 - 11:45

Energy Efficiency Directive: Agreement on

Before the scheduled vote on February 28 in the Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) of the European Parliament (EP), the Rapporteurs of all political Groups in the EP have agreed upon a...
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Press Release
15.02.2012 - 16:00

Radio Spectrum: EU takes global lead on mobile internet.

"Today's decision on the first multi-annual spectrum programme is good news for the European economy and I am pleased with the Parliament's support and that our ambitious approach has...
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Press Release
15.02.2012 - 15:30

Horizon 2020: Maria da Graça Carvalho appointed Rapporteur

The Group of the European People's Party (EPP Group), the largest political Group in the European Parliament, has today confirmed Maria da Graça Carvalho, Member of the Committee on...



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