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City Finance Lab completes successful pilot with City of Bologna

Supported by EIT Climate KIC’s Low Carbon City Lab (LoCaL) and South Pole Group, City Finance Lab, Europe’s first dedicated platform aiming to develop innovative finance solutions for sustainable urban projects, has successfully ran a...

Green Investment Group buys up Conergy in play to Asia

Solar company Conergy has been bought by the Green Investment Group (GIG). The deal, signed for an unspecified amount, means the group acquires a team of 88 and an impressive portfolio of solar developments in the Asia-Pacific region. The...

Beladon creates the first ever ‘floating farm’ in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is now a pilot city for the world’s first ever floating farm, built by property company Beladon. The offshore farm has been built in the centre of Merwehaven harbour and will be facilitated by 40 Meuse-Rhine-Issel cows which will...

Australian PM to reject climate policy after challenge to leadership

Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has dropped the proposal to decrease greenhouse gas emissions after facing a potential leadership challenge Australia was on its way to meet obligations created under the Paris Agreement with...

New York announces historic legislation to cut biggest source of carbon dioxide

On Monday, a New York City lawmaker announced a bill to order massive energy use cuts to big buildings, the biggest source of carbon dioxide. The legislation, outlined in the Blueprint for Efficiency, requires the city to cut energy in the...

Slovenia Pilot: Sport park Ruše

The PEGASUS Interreg MED project (Promoting Effective Generation and Sustainable USes of electricity) aims to give evidence of the feasibility of microgrids acting on technical or administrative obstacles which are hindering the use of...

Malta Microgrid pilot: the Gozo island solution

The PEGASUS Interreg MED project (Promoting Effective Generation and Sustainable USes of electricity) aims to give evidence of the feasibility of microgrids acting on technical or administrative obstacles which are hindering the use of...

Microgrid tests in Saint-Julien-en-Quint, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

The PEGASUS Interreg MED project (Promoting Effective Generation and Sustainable USes of electricity) aims to give evidence of the feasibility of microgrids acting on technical or administrative obstacles which are hindering the use of...

The Cyprus Nanogrid Pilot: The University of Cyprus' (UCY) nanogrid solution

The PEGASUS Interreg MED project (Promoting Effective Generation and Sustainable USes of electricity) aims to give evidence of the feasibility of microgrids acting on technical or administrative obstacles which are hindering the use of...

C-Track 50: First actions and results

1st Croatian roundtable organised by REA NORTH C–Track 50 is a H2020 project which began in March 2018. It aims to support local and regional authorities in energy and climate planning in order to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 (a min....

Have your say on circular houses

An online survey collects inputs on how to best introduce circularity in the housing sector The HOUSEFULproject has launched a stakeholder consultation process on the development of a methodology for evaluating the circularity level of...

Global wind and solar capacity smashes 1,000 gigawatt barrier

The world has now installed more than 1,000 gigawatts (GW) of wind and solar power, according to fresh data analysis. Researchers from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) announced the news last week, based on its own database of over 100,...

Australians want higher renewable energy target, says poll

A new survey has suggested that ordinary Australians want renewable energy to play a greater role in the country’s future. The poll, conducted by Reachtel on behalf of Greenpeace, asked 3,999 Australians about their views on clean...

Solar Impulse network joins forces with EIT Climate-KIC to accelerate innovation

EIT Climate-KIC, Europe’s main climate innovation initiative has joined forces with the Solar Impulse Foundation, the team behind the world’s first round-the-world solar-powered flight. Together, they will scale up the development of and...

Ireland will raise carbon tax to tackle climate change

The Irish Government is planning to increase the country’s carbon tax in a bid to meet its climate change goals. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar made the comments at a summer briefing where he revealed his government’s future budgetary plans. “If...

ECO-Binder project: 6th Newsletter

The ECO-Binder project has released its sixth newsletter summarizing the project progress and we would like to share it with you. The ECO-Binder project is funded by the European Union under the H2020 research and innovation programme and...

CREATE project: 5th Newsletter

CREATE consortium would like to share with you the fifth project newsletter, aiming to provide you with the latest news and information about the project progress. What is the CREATE project? The project is funded by the...

€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...