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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.

27/09/2016
In July, EU Member States agreed on a proposal from the European Commission to invest EUR 263 million in key European energy infrastructure projects. Most of this investment will go towards... read more
27/09/2016
The European Technology Platform for Electricity Networks of the Future (ETP SmartGrids) has transformed into the European Technology and Innovation Platform Smart Networks for Energy Transition (... read more
27/09/2016
The European Commission has presented a package of measures aimed at accelerating the transition to low-carbon emissions in all sectors of the economy in Europe including the transport sector. These... read more
27/09/2016
EGC2016 organised by EGEC took place from 19 to 23 September 2016 in Strasbourg. This geothermal energy conference and exhibition... read more
12/09/2016
The EUR 11-million FORESEA programme has opened its first call for... read more
12/09/2016
COGEN Europe has recognised seven individuals for their outstanding contribution to cogeneration, at the COGEN Europe Recognition Awards 2016, held... read more
12/09/2016
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has been shortlisted for the ‘Blue Economy Business of the Year’ award at the European Commission’s Blue Economy Business Awards 2016. Organised by the... read more
02/09/2016
A total of 229 GW of solar power was installed in the world at the end of 2015, representing an over 45-fold market increase in only 10 years, according to the... read more
02/09/2016
The European Union joined Mission Innovation, a global initiative on clean energy, at its inaugural ministerial meeting in San Francisco on 1-2 June.... read more
02/09/2016
The European Commission has awarded just over EUR 3.9 million (GBP3.1 million) to support tidal energy testing and demonstration in the sea off Orkney in Scotland. Awarded under the Fast Track to... read more
30/08/2016
The 9th Conference of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan), organised by Networking4Innovation under the auspices of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU, will be held... read more
23/08/2016
Energy Ministers from nine European countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Work Programme to enhance their cooperation on renewable energy, particularly in the area of offshore... read more
23/08/2016
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), based in Orkney, Scotland, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC), based in... read more
10/08/2016
POWER-GEN Europe/Renewable Energy World Europe took place from 21 to 23 June 2016 in Milan. This conference brought together different speakers from the leading suppliers, sub-suppliers, service... read more
10/08/2016
The Investment Plan for Europe and the Energy Union are making change real, just one year after their launch, the European Commission said in a... read more
29/07/2016
The strategic research and innovation targets and priorities for the Key Action 7  of the Integrated SET-Plan to diversify and strengthen energy options for sustainable transport have been endorsed... read more
18/07/2016
The European Commission launched three Horizon 2020 energy prizes, which will encourage innovations and finding solutions in the areas of great importance to European citizens, culture and health,... read more
13/07/2016
The ‘Implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) 2016’ report, published by Concerted Action Energy Performance of Buildings (CA EPBD) at the end of April, highlights important... read more
13/07/2016
The ‘Implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) 2016’ report, published by Concerted Action Energy Performance of Buildings (CA EPBD) at the end of April, highlights important... read more
13/07/2016
Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has initiated a new project with the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) to capture the wealth of knowledge and experience amassed in Orkney through testing wave energy... read more