European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete and Moroccan Energy Minister Abdelkader Amara today unveiled three new Euro-Mediterranean platforms on gas, the regional electricity market, and renewables and energy efficiency.
On gas, the platform will discuss how to develop production in North Africa and eastern Mediterranean countries for domestic markets and for export to the EU. It will also debate regulatory, financing and infrastructure issues.
The regional electricity market platform will centre on gradually removing technical, regulatory, and infrastructure barriers to free trade of electricity across borders.
On renewable energy and energy efficiency, the platform will analyse regulatory frameworks and markets to encourage investments. It will exchange best practices in areas including measuring energy efficiency, national energy efficiency plans, energy codes for buildings and minimum energy performance standards for appliances. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
EU Neighbourhood Info Centre press pack – Euro-Mediterranean Energy Cooperation: Working together for secure and sustainable energy
EU Neighbourhood Info Centre webpage – energy