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€56 million available to renewable energy projects

From 15th May, applications for funding under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme are open for proposal submission. The total available funding is €56 million. The topics open for applications are: - LC-SC3-NZE-1-2018:  Advanced...

The Importance of Structural Steel In Constructing Buildings

Structural steel has become one of the most prevalent construction materials of the century, often seen as an extremely important component of modern buildings and housing. According to the World Steel Association, over 1,600 million...

EU approves tidal energy pilot project in French waters

The European Commission has given the go ahead to build an innovative tidal energy project off the coast of Normandy. The pilot clean energy plant will have a maximum capacity of 14 megawatts and comprise of seven underwater turbines, 16...

Solar power steps up to meet energy demand caused by heatwave

The UK’s recent heatwave has created a surge in energy consumption. Fortunately, the high levels of solar power capacity has helped to meet this demand, reducing the need to call on carbon intensive coal and gas plants. According to...

Covenant Cities in the Spotlight: 1st call for applications!

The Covenant of Mayors initiative has been active for the last 10 years in Europe with an increasing success amongst cities & towns. The Covenant framework is supporting its signatories in achieving their climate and energy goals in a...

The UK now gets 30% of its electricity from renewables

Official UK Government data has shown that almost 30 percent of electricity is now coming from clean and renewable sources. The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy released the figures today, which cover the whole of...

Green light given for Australia’s largest solar farm

Planning approval has been granted to a new solar farm set to become Australia’s largest to date. The Rodds Bay project will be located near the coast in Queensland and have a capacity of 300 megawatts (MW). This is enough to power around...

Fresh £16m funding to drive research at renewable energy hubs

A new network of clean energy hubs are planned in the UK to further research and innovation. Three ‘Supergen’ centres covering bioenergy, offshore renewables, and energy networks are being launched with £5 million each of Government...

Introducing the Innovation Review

EIT Climate-KIC this week launches Innovation Review — a new content concept that replaces  the Daily Planet, our previous climate innovation content site.  The arrival of Innovation Review is timely. Over the last few months, we have...

[Urban Chronicles 2.0 #07] Climate risk: towards a real awareness of financial actors?

In order to accelerate the financing of the ecological and energy transition, article 173 of the law relating to the Energy Transition for Green Growth (TECV) of 17 August 2015 imposes for the first time in France ESG and Climate reporting...

Facebook powers Oregon data center with 100% renewables

Facebook has signed a new deal to ensure one of its main data centers uses 100 percent clean energy. The data center in the small town of Prineville, Oregon has been operational for the past seven years, and was Facebook’s first one. It is...

BTA Climate KIC launches a survey to assess buildings markets across Europe

Building Market Briefs (BMB) is a Climate-KIC initiative that aims to collect and generate analysis on the building sector to encourage low carbon investments. As part of the global shift towards a low-carbon economy and a restructuring of...

Call for papers – 2019 World Sustainable Energy Days

Energy efficiency and renewable energy are at the core of Europe’s commitment to a clean energy transition that serves the needs of citizens, economic development, and the environment. Achieving a smart, socially fair and sustainable...

A social tool for evaluating the environmental impact of residential buildings

For the first time, an open-source computing tool can, simply and intuitively, calculate the CO2 emissions in each phase of a building project, in order to obtain a global picture of its carbon footprint from its conception and to help...

The New Energy Challenge: apply from June 4 to July 23, 2018!

Shell Ventures, YES!Delft and Rockstart believe a meaningful energy transition can only be made with breakthrough innovation and integrated technologies that are effective, scalable and profitable. That is why the New Energy Challenge 2018...

Spain hits 45% renewable power in first half of 2018

Spain’s transition to a low-carbon economy is making strong progress with almost half of all power now coming from renewable energy. Fresh data from Red Eléctrica de España, the country’s energy operator, shows that 45.8 percent of all...

The General Journal of Europe launches a dossier on energy with FEDARENE

With this special dossier, the “General Journal of Europe” aims to promote regions, energy and environmental agencies, community associations and their members as well as all decision-makers. It wishes to highlight innovations, exchanges...

The EU and China deepen ties on combating climate change

The EU and China have reaffirmed their commitment to addressing climate change as one the most significant threats to humanity. Political leaders came together at the 20th EU-China summit, held in Beijing this week, to seek new ways the...

Clean energy, urban farming and sustainable housing hacked at urban solutions conference

Clean energy, urban farming and sustainable housing were the hot topics being tackled at this year’s Copenhagen’s Clean Energy Hack. The event, part of the Nordic Clean Energy Week 2018, brought together 50 students to work on climate...

Germany powers through 2018 with 42% renewables record

Germany has set a new record for renewable power production during the first six months of 2018. 113 terawatt hours of electricity was generated by all renewable technologies, mainly consisting of biomass, wind and solar energy, and...