The News section provides the most recent news and announcements on related energy issues, as well as interviews with key stakeholders in the energy field and regular articles on SET-Plan activities and related low-carbon technologies.
Recent estimates indicate that EUR 25 billion in joint public and private money will be needed by 2030 in order for fuel cells and hydrogen (FCH) to reach full market breakthrough, Robert-Jan Smit
The EU-funded project Adapting a Transparent Training Program (ATTP) for wind energy has presented a set of common standards to the Global Wind Organisation (GWO), which will be used for basic tec
The SET Plan conference 2014 featured the extra session “NER 300. A funding programme for innovative low-carbon demonstration projects”.
The session, attended by about 100 participants was opened by a welcome and an introduction by Stathis Peteves, the Head of Energy Technology Policy Outlook unit at DG JRC. Filippo Gagliardi (DG CLIMA) presented the goal, structure and state-of-play of the NER 300 funding programme and Andreas Uihlein (DG JRC) presented the Knowledge sharing elements of NER 300.
On December 4 and 5, around 40 energy modelling experts and researchers from universities, research centres, the power industry, international organisations, and the European Commission (DGs ENER and JRC) met at the premises of the JRC Institute for Energy and Transport in Petten to present and discuss their views on the modelling of flexibility issues, the linkage of energy system models and sector-detailed energy models, the integration of high shares of variable renewable energy sources, and the representation of flexibility needs in power system models.
EU greenhouse gas emissions fell 1.8% year-on-year in 2013 to reach their lowest levels since 1990, according to an annual Progress Report assessing headway on climate action, issued in October by
Ocean energy test sites spanning Europe, Asia, and North America have committed to coordinating procedures and standards to ensure consistency in testing of marine energy converters across the glo
Over 650 energy stakeholders and representatives of national and EU institutions from across Europe and beyond gathered on December 10th and 11th in Rome at the 7th Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) Conference co-organised by ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development) and the European Commission. The conference offered the opportunity for in-depth discussions on the developments of the SET-Plan towards an Integrated Roadmap and Action Plan addressing research & innovation challenges and needs of the EU energy system.
The 9th Joint Call for Research and Development Proposals of ERA-NET Bioenergy, promoting the coordination and cooperation of national/regional research activities in the area of integrated bioenergy concepts is open.
Substantial investment is required in electricity infrastructure in the northern seas area in order to cope with the growing need for offshore wind energy interconnection and, despite its higher c
The European Commission and the European nuclear fusion research laboratories launched a European Joint Programme on fusion in Horizon2020 at the start of October 2014.
The future trend for the total EU space heating load is expected to remain more or less stable, while space cooling demand is expected to continue to rise, according to a report on the average EU
The 1st European Commission Algae Contractors’ Conference and the 8th International Algae Congress will take place on 1st to 3rd December 2014 at Villa Vittoria, Palazzo Dei Congressi, in Florence, Italy. The conference is jointly organised by the European Algae Biomass Association (EABA) and the Directorates General for Energy and Research & Innovation of the European Commission in collaboration with DLG.
European ministers and energy industry leaders reconfirmed their commitment to accelerating the pace of development of ocean energy in Europe at the Ocean Energy Europe 2014 conference in Paris at
Increasing the combined heat and power (CHP) base in European industries can improve these companies' competitiveness and enable industry to power Europe's economic recovery, according to a Positi
The FP7-Euratom project NUGENIA-PLUS, with the support of the Nuclear Generation II & III Association NUGENIA, one of the three technology pillars of the Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology
The Implementing Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste Technology Platform (IDG TP) has published its Master Deployment Plan 2014, the goal of which is to outline and steer cooperative actions
Nuclear power, hydropower and wind energy have the lowest life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions among all the power generation sources, according to The Nuclear Technology Review 2014, publish
Nuclear power enhances Europe’s energy security and the sector should be expanded with support from a variety of fuel suppliers.
The EU’s amended Nuclear Safety Directive was officially adopted in July, providing more power and independence for national regulatory authorities, a high-level EU-wide safety objective, and a Eu