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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.

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

24/03/2014

The SET Plan has recognised that one of the key elements in supporting energy technology innovation at EU level is the availability and mobilisation of appropriately skilled human resources.

21/03/2014

The Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI), a coalition of NGOs and electricity grid operators (TSOs) formed to meet the common challenge of integrating renewable energy sources into the grid, has issue

21/03/2014

The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) has welcomed the go-live of the North-Western Europe (NWE) day-ahead price coupling project

21/03/2014

According to a special Eurobarometer opinion poll on climate change

21/03/2014

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENLEC) have launched a new online toolbox as part of their ongoing efforts to enc

21/03/2014

The wide-scale deployment of smart grid solutions at local level, where the majority of renewable energy is connected, is an issue of critical importance for the stability of the European grid, ac

04/03/2014

The Joint Research Centre has released the second edition of its annual report on the technology, market and economic aspects of Wind Energy in Europe and the world.

27/02/2014

EERA celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2013.

19/02/2014

In a vote on the 9th of January, European Parliament Members reaffirmed their commitment to renewable energy, greenhouse gas reduction and energy efficiency by supporting three binding

19/02/2014

The European Commission has welcomed a recent vote by EU governments in the Climate Change Committee to postpone the sale of 900 million carbon allowances in the 3rd phase of the EU's

19/02/2014

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to examine whether the reduction granted to energy-intensive companies on a surcharge for the financing of renewable energy sources in

19/02/2014

According to a recent report on EU Energy, Transport and GHG Emission Trends to 2050, based on existing policies, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will fall by 24% in 2020 compared to 1990, further

19/02/2014

The European Commission has presented its Communication on Blue Energy - Action needed to deliver on the potential of ocean energy in European seas and oceans by 2020 and beyond [COM(2014) 8 FINAL

19/02/2014

The European Commission has presented its 2030 climate and energy framework, which includes a binding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target of 40% below the 1990 level.

08/01/2014

The European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) has exhorted EU energy ministers not to undermine the 2020 renewable energy target, a target that was unanimously agreed by the European Council in Dec