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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.

14/11/2014

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.

14/11/2014

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

07/11/2014

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.

06/11/2014

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

06/11/2014

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

30/10/2014

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

30/10/2014

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

30/10/2014

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

30/10/2014

Nuclear power enhances Europe’s energy security and the sector should be expanded with support from a variety of fuel suppliers.

30/10/2014

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

20/10/2014

Wind turbine installations in the European Union are set to increase 64% by 2020 compared to 2013 levels, according to the central scenario in the European Wind Energy Association’s (EWEA) wind en

20/10/2014

The energy efficiency target of 30% for 2030 put forward by the European Commission in its Energy

26/09/2014

In the debate between the pros and the cons of wind power (and renewable energy at large) it is often forgotten that the technology has significant implications beyond the simple economic indicator of the cost of energy. Among these are, for example, the contribution to security of supply, the creation of local employment, and savings from reduced fossil fuel imports.

24/09/2014

The JRC has published a report looking at the marine energy technology innovation landscape from the European perspective. The study looks at the development and uptake of innovation activities in the field of marine energy, with particular focus on the innovation and development activities of wave and tidal energy.

15/09/2014

The SET-Plan is evolving into a much more multi-disciplinary agenda, moving beyond a technology plan to a fully-fledged transformation and innovation plan for energy systems, European Commissioner

15/09/2014

The Concrete Initiativeis an effort by the European concrete sector to engage with stakeholders on the issue of sustainable construction from the perspectiveof concrete.

02/09/2014

European Energy Market (EEM) is an annual conference, organised by the Institute of Electric Power Engineering (IEEE), which focuses on energy markets and operation of power systems in a competitive environment. Among the work presented in the 11th edition of the conference, were four papers showcasing current research performed at the Joint Research Centre's Institute for Energy and Transport.

20/08/2014

Following the publication of the SET Plan Roadmap on Education and Training earlier in the year, the accompanying document containing the assessments and contributions from the expert working groups has also been made available.

19/08/2014

The renewable energy industry accounted for 6.5 million jobs globally in 2013, with solar photovoltaic and wind power remaining the most dynamic energy technologies, according to the Renewable Ene