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European Commission boosts energy innovation with €3.25 million in cash prizes

  On 5 July 2016, the European Commission launched three Horizon Prizes to encourage innovation and find solutions to challenges in the area of energy.   Worth a total of €3.25 million and funded under Horizon 2020 -the EU's research and...

European Commission presents sustainable energy security package

On 16 February 2016, the European Commission unveiled a package of energy security measures to equip the EU for global energy transition. The package sets out a wide range of measures to strengthen the EU's resilience to gas supply disruptions,...

Buenos Aires Climathon: Smart solutions for floodable areas

The Climate-KIC Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change event which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world on 28 October 2016.  In Buenos Aires the Climate-KIC Climathon will begin on the morning of the 28...

ASHRAE LowDown Showdown Modelling Challenge Teams Recognised

  Eight teams in the second annual ASHRAE Lowdown Showdown worked to find the right dose of designing and modelling to get a health care facility to net zero or below.   The 2016 ASHRAE LowDown Showdown modeling challenge, with...

VIDEO | Efficiency - The First Fuel

  The cheapest, cleanest, greenest fuel is energy efficiency. This video by Efficiency Nova Scotia demonstrates how energy efficiency has reduced fuel consumption by more than 7% in Nova Scotia, bringing this Canada province closer to its...

VIDEO | Smart Homes and Buildings Research at the Energy Systems Integration Facility

  This video illustrates how the researchers of the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are using the unique capabilities of the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) to develop technologies that will help the smart homes...

VIDEO | The Power of Insulation

  Buildings account for 40% of the EU’s total energy bill and are responsible for 36% of Europe’s CO₂ emissions. At this moment, 70% of Europe's building stock is inefficient. Poorly insulated buildings cost money and emit CO₂. Insulating...

Venice Climathon: Cultural heritage in a changing climate

The Climate-KIC Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change event which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world on 28 October 2016.  In Venice the Climate-KIC Climathon will begin on the morning of the 28 October...

Canberra’s Climathon: Smart City Meets Climate Challenge

The Climate-KIC Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change event which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world on 28 October 2016.    In Canberra the Climate-KIC Climathon will begin on the morning of the 28...

The Energy Internet of Things

Robot journalists, cars that drive themselves, fridges that alert you when your milk is going bad…welcome to the future, powered by the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is here to stay, and it is transforming how we live, work and play....