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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.

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

19/08/2014

Heat pumps are set to make a significant contribution to the EU renewables target by 2020, based on the National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs) in place in EU Member States.

18/08/2014

In June 2011, the final conference of the IEE-funded SI Ocean (Strategic Initiative for Ocean Energy) project took place in Dublin. The SI Ocean project aimed at identifying and delivery a common strategy to ensure the progress and growth of the wave and tidal energy technologies, maximising installed capacity and market size.

18/08/2014

The JRC presented recent work on carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) at the Green Week 2014 conference in the context of the session "Carbon dioxide – today’s waste, tomorrow’s raw material?" The JRC presentation "Prospects of CO2 utilisation in Europe" conveyed the main purpose and preliminary findings of a forthcoming techno-economic assessment of CCU pathways in terms of operational and environmental aspects and cost performance - market opportunities.

05/08/2014

The European Commission recognized the best projects in the field of energy efficiency, renewables and clean transport being currently implemented in Europe at a ceremony on June 24 to present the

05/08/2014

Greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union fell 1.3% in 2012, to 19.2% below 1990 levels, according to a recent report from the European Environment Agency (EEA).

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