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Bright prospects for fuel cell micro-cogeneration in Europe

More than €140 million, from industry and the public-private partnership Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) will fund two projects, ene.field and PACE, aimed at the mass-scale deployment of fuel cell micro-cogeneration for...

EC initiative ManagEnergy takes on a new focus

MANAGENERGY, the European Commission initiative for helping regional and local energy agencies   ManagEnergy – Leaders in energy transition   ManagEnergy is the European Commission initiative for helping regional and local...

EFFIBUILDING - more than 100 prototypes available for consultation

  Predicting the future of the energy efficiency solutions of buildings     EffiBUILDING, an innovative sharing platform in the energy efficiency solutions for buildings, has reached 100 prototypes which are available...

Green Solutions Awards 2017 Winners: solutions to limit global warming

Winners of the Green Solutions Awards 2017: their solutions to limit global warming   No more suspense! The international winners of the 2017 edition of the Green Solutions Awards have been revealed on November...

Bertrand Piccard: Efficient Solutions for climate action and innovation

Bertrand Piccard talks about the true power of innovation for climate action   The visionary innovator who flew 40,000 km in a solar-fuelled plane urged companies to pursue revolutionary ideas as the only way to truly...

Political leaders make the case for stronger action on climate

During the first day of the 8th Sustainable Innovation Forum, international energy and environment ministers have urged the global community to act faster and stronger to make the transition to a low-carbon economy. Political leaders,...

Social housing as catalyst for net-zero energy refurbishment markets

Energiesprong into Action! Social housing as a catalyst for net-zero energy refurbishment markets   Some 50 international partners of Energiesprong gathered in Nottingham, UK during the 24 and 25 of October, 2017 to...

Energy efficiency renovation: quality of life must be affordable

“We have to keep quality of life affordable”   Housing Europe President, Cédric van Styvendael has been one of the few non-institutional speakers who contributed to the high-level conference on clean energy financing...

EU Emissions Trading System revision shows commitment to Paris agreement

EU Emissions Trading System to be revised to go in line with the Paris Agreement   The EU has reached a provisional agreement to revise its Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for the period after 2020 - a crucial move amid...

STARDUST Project - Holistic and Integrated Urban Model for Smart Cities

From October 10 to 11, Fundación Cener-Ciemat together with the city of Pamplona hosted the kick off meeting of the STARDUST project. In this lighthouse project the cities of Pamplona (Spain), Tampere (Finland), and Trento (Italy) will...

Challenging energy renovation of buildings

To make new energy efficient buildings or to renovate the existing stock? That is the question. Experts from the construction sector, gathered in Rome and discussed solutions to make the second option worthwhile and cheaper.   Energy...

13 EU lighthouse projects at SMARTCITY Expo World Congress 2017

EU Smart City projects featured at Expo World Congress Barcelona   Smart City projects from across Europe will be featured at the 7th Smart City Expo World Congress set to take place in Barcelona (Spain) between 14-16...

MAtchUP project transforming urban areas: co-designing future smart cities

MAtchUP will deploy large scale demonstration projects in three Lighthouse cities namely, Valencia (Spain), Dresden (Germany) and Antalya (Turkey), and support the development of replication and upscaling plans in four Follower cities...

Disruptive innovation delivering industrial solutions that make a difference

The CITyFiED project met at Istanbul Technical University, September 2017 and spent time visiting fellow consortium member Mir Unique Solutions and their in house centre of technology, called MITEC, Mir Innovation and Technology Centre....

Webinar on Financing Home Renovation in Europe

Discover and discuss innovative approaches to tackle the challenges of financing home energy improvements in Europe during a webinar, organized on 21 November at 11:00 CET, with presentations from the European Commission and two examples...

Urban Innovative Actions: Topics for 3rd call opens in December

The EU Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) initiative has just published the topics for its upcoming third call for proposals.   In the third call for proposals, which will be launched in December 2017, interested candidates...

ORECA opens its new energy database CIGALE

The Regional Observatory for Energy, Climate and Air (ORECA) opens its new database CIGALE with the contribution of AirPACA. Fusion of the old Energ’Air and Emiprox, this new interface aims to disseminate the energy data on the territories...

New Juncker Plan financing in the New Aquitaine region to support the energy renovation of private housing

  With this new funding under the "Juncker Plan", the European Investment Bank (EIB) is stepping up its action in favor of the energy renovation of buildings by offering innovative and attractive financing to individuals based on...

Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020: First building-related calls on Industrial Leadership now open

  On 27 October 2017, the European Commission presented the final Work Programme for Horizon 2020, covering the budgetary years 2018, 2019 and 2020 and representing an investment of around €30 billion.   The new features of this Work...

92% of climate change due to human activity

Official US climate report attributes 92% of climate change to human activity   The US Government has released a special report which concludes that it is “extremely likely” human activities have been the main driver of...