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Recent News

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.

31/07/2014

The 7th Conference of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan), organized by ENEA under the auspices of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU, will be held on the 10-11 December in Rome, at the Auditorium Antonianum.

09/07/2014

The European Union Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) took place from 23 to 27 June 2014. Launched in 2006 as an initiative of the European Commission, the EUSEW has become a reference point for public authorities, energy agencies, private companies, NGOs and industry associations engaged in helping to meet the EU’s energy and climate goals. This year, the High-Level Policy Conference (HLPC) of the EUSEW featured a dedicated session on “Funding innovative low-carbon technologies: the NER 300 programme” on 26 of June.

03/07/2014

Europe’s wave and tidal sector will require action at EU and Member State level to get pilot array projects in the water, according to the report ‘Wave and Tidal Energy Market Deployment Strategy

01/07/2014

There has been a rapid growth in demand for raw materials in recent years. The supply of some of these materials into the market has been constrained by the policies of major producers.

30/06/2014

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a EUR 260 million loan to the energy company Fortum Värme to finance the design, construction and operation of a new biomass-fired combined heat and

30/06/2014

Italian engineering concern Biochemtex has won the European Biomass Industry Association (EUBIA) award 2014 for its work in bringing lignocellulosic ethanol production to industrial scale.

27/06/2014

Renewable heating and cooling technologies can contribute significantly to decreasing Europe’s dependency on imported fossil fuels, stabilize energy prices and achieve climate change mitigation go

27/06/2014

Demand for wood pellets is currently growing at a faster rate than supply in Europe, European Pellet Council (EPC) President Christian Rakos said at the AEBIOM Annual Conference in Brussels in May

04/06/2014

Spanish concentrating solar power plant Gemasolar has been awarded the DESERTEC Award 2014.

04/06/2014

The European Commission has published an overview of the activities and achievements realised during the first phase (Pillar I) of the BUILD UP Skills initiative.

23/05/2014

The wind energy sector reached 117 GW of installed capacity in Europe in 2013.

23/05/2014

Oliver Schäfer, the newly appointed president of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), has outlined some of the core activities that the Association will undertake to allow PV to

20/05/2014

The JRC has published the 2013 Technology Map of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan.The 2013 edition of the

16/05/2014

The Smart Grid Projects Outlook 2014 is the most recent update of a comprehensive inventory of Smart grid and smart metering projects from the 28 European Union countries and beyond.The report pres

15/05/2014

Cost reduction is one of the biggest challenges facing the wind energy industry today, Dave Jones, head of renewable energy at Allianz Capital Partners, said at the European Wind Energy Agency’s c

15/05/2014

Ocean energy can make a significant contribution to European energy security, but the EU and its Member States must act now in a coordinated manner to make this happen, according to a statement is

11/04/2014

The European Commission’s Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) has been successful in promoting investment in new energy technologies and fostering the emergence of new markets.

11/04/2014

The extent to which the wave and tidal energy sectors will meet their 2020 objectives will be in direct proportion to the political will to advance existing technologies, according to a study by t

11/04/2014

Four of the biggest players in the ocean energy sector have joined Ocean Energy Europe as lead sponsors.

11/04/2014

In a last minute addition to the European Council's conclusions