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Norway’s wealth fund to divest from fossil fuels

Norway’s $1 trillion fund is to consider divesting from oil and gas stocks to protect Norway’s economy from oil price risk. The announcement came from Norway’s national bank, which wrote a letter to the Ministry of Finance on Thursday,...

Summary of the 8th Sustainable Innovation Forum at Bonn

The 8th Sustainable Innovation Forum brought climate leaders together in Bonn   On 13-14 November, Climate Action, in official partnership with UN Environment, held the 8th edition of the Sustainable Innovation Forum...

Ceremony of the Roger Léron Award – 2017

The FEDARENE is delighted to invite you to the Ceremony of the 3rd Edition of the Roger Léron Award which will take place on the 5th of December at the Bip-House of the Capital Region, in Brussels, at 6pm.   The Award was created in honor...

Powering Past Coal alliance launched at COP23

Canada and the UK launch new global alliance against coal during COP23   During climate talks in Bonn, Canada and the UK along with the Marshall Islands have launched the “Powering Past Coal” alliance inviting governmental...

EU Covenant of Mayors and World Alliance for Efficient Solutions join forces to scale up climate action

A Memorandum of Understanding between the EU Covenant of Mayors and the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions was signed on 16 November 2017 during the EU Energy Day conference in Bonn, in the framework of the COP 23 UN Climate Change...

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...