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12 energy topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme are now open for application. They make available EU funding of €112 million in total.   The topics relate to low carbon energy (check the link below for the full list of topics).   The projects will be selected for funding in a single-stage evaluation.  
Post date: 13 Mai 2020
Type: News

The Commission has opened a four-week public consultation for feedback on draft rules to establish a new EU financing mechanism to support renewable energy projects. The main objective of this mechanism is to enable Member States to work more closely together in order to achieve their individual and collective renewable energy targets.
Post date: 7 Mai 2020
Type: News

The European Union has already started the modernization and transformation towards a climate neutral economy. In this context, the Commission has proposed a strategic long-term vision for Europe to become the world's first major economy to go climate neutral by 2050.  
Post date: 4 Mai 2020
Type: Publication

The digital revolution is not only about large tech companies but also essentially about start-ups and SMEs that provide or use digital solutions. SMEs are vital to the European economy, making up 99% of Europe's businesses1 and accounting for two-thirds of total employment. The variety is huge, from innovative and fast-growing companies that provide or use digital solutions, to those that face significant challenges such as acquiring the necessary skills to benefit from digital technologies.  
Post date: 3 Mai 2020
Type: Publication

Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the world. To overcome these challenges, Europe needs a new growth strategy that transforms the Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where :  
Post date: 3 Mai 2020
Type: Publication

The constant supply of energy is something we often take for granted. Securing that energy supply is vital. It ensures our homes are heated – or air-conditioned – that we can phone, use lights and computers and that our hospitals, public transport and other essential services, like water distribution, function.   How does the EU contribute to assure energy security to its nearly 500 million citizens? And what happens if the security of that energy supply is threatened?  
Post date: 29 Apr 2020
Type: News

The EU, in light of the 2030 and 2050 energy and climate goals, has adopted an ambitious vision for the energy performance of its buildings among other measures. This is because the building sector still represents about 40% of energy consumption in the EU with the largest cost-effective savings potential. However, in order to meet this vision, the construction sector must be ready to deliver high-performance retrofits and nearly zero energy buildings. As in every field, this would require a number of qualified professionals and building workers.
Post date: 28 Apr 2020
Type: News

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and European Commission are launching a new pilot guarantee facility to improve access to finance for individuals and organisations looking to invest in skills and education. The EUR 50 million pilot scheme will support financing for students and learners, enterprises investing in the upskilling of their employees, and organisations supplying education and training.  
Post date: 24 Apr 2020
Type: News

Raw materials are essential to securing a transition to green energy technologies and for achieving the goals outlined in the European Green Deal. To meet the future energy demand through renewables, the power sector will face a massive deployment of wind and solar PV technologies. As result, the consumption of raw materials necessary to manufacture wind turbines and photovoltaic panels is expected to increase drastically in the coming decades.
Post date: 24 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

Global consumption of materials such as biomass, fossil fuels, metals and minerals is expected to double in the next forty years, while annual waste generation is projected to increase by 70% by 2050.  
Post date: 17 Apr 2020
Type: Publication