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The call for expressions of interest to set up a list of external experts to support the monitoring of the implementation of projects financed under the European Energy Programme for Recovery (EEPR) (gas and electricity infrastructure projects). The European Commission is looking for Energy professionals with expertise in transmission infrastructures.  The call is open and interest parties should consult following pages

The European Commission foresees an important role for shale in achieving EU energy security, the climate and energy commissioner suggested on Friday as he outlined his energy union plan.

The Commission will publish a policy paper on promoting domestic energy sources, including progress on shale gas, as part of its new energy security strategy, Miguel Arias Cañete told a ministerial conference on the energy union in Riga.

DG Energy’s 2013 Sustainable Energy Week was held the 24-28 June in Brussels. Events were held at both the Charlemagne building as well as the Committee of the Regions. On its second day, Paul Hodson from DG Energy covered a session on ‘Towards EU 2020 and beyond’, and made some useful points on the barriers to promoting new attitudes towards financing regional green energy projects. Crucially, Mr. Hodson openly recognised that current EU regulations will need to be improved, and legal challenges overcome. Mr.