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Developing and Promoting Microgrids in Rural and Island Areas

Microgrids precisely propose to address these objectives on low-voltage networks by controlling and optimizing the operation of local systems, composed of loads, energy sources and eventual storages. Microgrids are generally defined inside...

MIPIM Discover the 97 walloon projects

During the Mipim the different walloon projects will be presented. The list of projects: http://www.wallonia-mipim.be/projects Video of walloon participants: http://www.wallonia-mipim.be/videos Programme http://www.wallonia-mipim.be/...

World’s most powerful offshore wind turbine unveiled

Offshore wind is becoming a major industry and the latest turbines are capable of providing huge amounts of clean electricity.  GE Renewable Energy is contributing to this progress by launching what will be the largest offshore wind...

$1 billion of new funding announced for climate adaptation projects

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is providing a fresh injection of $1 billion to combat climate change in poor countries. The funding will go directly towards 23 projects to help developing countries fight back against the rising tide of...

Mipim, Discover the Belgian Pavilion’s partners

And once again, we're joining forces to create the Belgian Pavilion.  Discover the different partners of our three Belgian regions as well as the many activities and events which will take place at the Palais des Festivals. Flanders...

Nigeria plans to go big on green bonds this year

The Nigerian Government has spoken of its plans to seriously scale-up its green finance initiatives over the coming year. This includes issuing green bonds worth $150 billion naira ($415 million) to help fund a range of sustainable and...

Madrid plans to lead cities by example—into a sustainable future

Reinventing Cities is a global competition for innovative carbon-free and resilient urban projects organised by C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a Climate-KIC partner. Here, we interview Silvia Villacañas Beades, General Director of...

The Mayor of London wants to create zero-emission zones across the whole city

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has outlined new details to transform London’s transport system over the next 25 years. His new Transport Strategy, released yesterday, includes an ambitious timeline to phase-in new zero emission sites in...

The BRICKER video

Public buildings typically use 40% more energy than the residential sector. Therefore, energy efficiency is essential to EU energy policy. The EU-funded project Bricker is addressing this by retrofitting two showcase public buildings in...

Green Planet Architects at MIPIM2018

Cannes, France. – For third consecutive year Green Planet Architects returns to shine in the largest and most exclusive real estate investment event in Europe, MIPIM 2018. Held in the emblematic city of Cannes at a particularly relevant...

Smart buildings: predictive maintenance is crucial

A talk with Italian expert Antonio Disi about building maintenance, smart technologies and “energy illiterate” citizens  Maintenance represents the bulk of the costs occurring in a building’s life. How can the advent of smart technologies...

Market barriers towards new training schemes in the building sector

Latest report of the project NEWCOM shows market barriers and opportunities towards new training schemes in the building sector. Construction errors are responsible for most of the buildings´ poor energy performances in...

REMOURBAN and fellow projects in Brussels for a series of smart cities workshops

On 26 January 2018 representatives of 40 cities sat around the table at the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) with industry representatives and experts to ensure that the €263.84 million invested by the Commission through the...

Smart buildings: predictive maintenance is crucial

A talk with Italian expert Antonio Disi about building maintenance, smart technologies and “energy illiterate” citizens      Maintenance represents the bulk of the costs occurring in a building’s life. How can the...

Ireland planning €22 billion injection into low-carbon economy

The Irish Government has announced plans to spend €22 billion over the next four years to aid the country’s journey to a low-carbon and climate resilient economy. The move forms part of the government’s new National Development Plan,...

Could China become a leader in green finance?

Experts gathering in London have argued over whether China could dominate the green financing market in years to come. The event, hosted by Imperial College London, brought together academics in the field to discuss how this crucial, and...

ARENE biomethane video in Meaux is now available with English subtitles

The ARENE has been involved for many years in the development of the regional biogas sector and has a concrete role in supporting project promoters and communities in the Paris region (France). This video is a presentation of the Natural...

Reflecting on a greener future - URBAN GreenUP holds its periodic meeting in Izmir to study the project’s different facets and forthcoming actions

URBAN GreenUP consortium partners gathered together from the 16th to the 18th of January 2018 in Izmir for its 2nd Periodic Meeting, an occasion to share knowledge and progress on the implementation of urban renaturing plans in the front-...

Reflecting on a greener future - URBAN GreenUP holds its periodic meeting in Izmir to study the project’s different facets and forthcoming actions

URBAN GreenUP consortium partners gathered together from the 16th to the 18th of January 2018 in Izmir for its 2nd Periodic Meeting, an occasion to share knowledge and progress on the implementation of urban renaturing plans in the front-...

One million trees pledged to create ‘Trump Forest’

Over one million trees have been pledged by people around the world to offset President Donald Trump’s anti-climate policies. The pledges are the result of a campaign created in March 2017 by three environmentalists “to motivate and...