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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.

24/05/2016
The European Commission organizes a session at the EU Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels where you can discover more about the ... read more
20/05/2016
The Open-Sea Operating Experience to Reduce Wave Energy Cost (OPERA) project aims to deliver open access, high-quality open-sea operating data to the wave energy development community, in an effort... read more
20/05/2016
The wind industry in Europe is at tipping point, Francesco Venturini, Chief Executive Officer of Enel Green Power, said in a statement following his appointment as chairman of the board of... read more
20/05/2016
Europe’s renewable energy industry associations, coordinated by Ocean Energy Europe, have published a... read more
29/04/2016
The European Commission presented its Communication on a Nuclear Illustrative Programme (... read more
29/04/2016
The solar photovoltaic market in Europe experienced a year of growth in 2015 for the first time since 2010-2011, adding 8.1 GW of solar power to the grid - a 15% increase from 7 GW in 2014,... read more
29/04/2016
The European Commission's DG Research and Innovation, with the support of E&Y/Technopolis, is running a survey on the “Impact of Regulation on Innovation” in order to improve the regulatory... read more
21/04/2016
The strategic research and innovation targets and priorities for Actions 5 and 6 of the Integrated SET-Plan on energy efficiency have been endorsed by the SET Plan Steering Group and relevant... read more
20/04/2016
The Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform (SNETP) has published the 2015 edition of its Deployment Strategy. The Strategy, which was first issued in 2010, has been updated to take stock of... read more
20/04/2016
In January 2016, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy published a study on energy efficiency and potential energy savings in industry and on possible policy mechanisms to support... read more
05/04/2016
Regional cooperation is essential if the goals of the European Energy Union are to be met, according to the organisers of a High-Level Meeting on energy, held as part of the Netherlands EU... read more
05/04/2016
The European Union is on target to deliver 90% of its Energy Union Strategy by the end of this year, making 2016 the year of delivery, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš... read more
21/03/2016
Energy and clean tech are two of the sectors that stand to benefit from fund closings announced by equity funds in Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and France. The four funds have announced closings... read more
21/03/2016
Solar thermal electricity (STE) could supply up to 6% of the world’s power needs by 2030 and as much as 12% by 2050, given the right conditions, according to a new report from Greenpeace... read more
21/03/2016
Wind accounted for 44% of all new power installations across the 28 EU Member States in 2015, connecting a total of 12.8 GW to the grid – 9.766 MW in onshore and 3.034 MW offshore, according to a... read more
08/03/2016
Swedish wave energy developer CorPower Ocean has signed up to test its novel resonant wave energy converter at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, EMEC said in a statement. This... read more
08/03/2016
The European Commission has published its ex-post evaluation of the 7th Framework Programme (FP7), the EU's research funding programme between 2007 and 2013. The assessment found that FP7 was... read more
04/03/2016
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the development of an Integrated Research, Innovation and Competitiveness Strategy aimed at facilitating the EU’s transition to a... read more
23/02/2016
The European Commission presented on February 16 the first EU initiative addressing the energy used for heating and cooling in buildings and industry. The Strategy is a key action of the Energy Union... read more