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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.

09/02/2016
Results from a recent JRC study show that, in 2050, the energy consumption and direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the European aluminium industry could be decreased by 21% and 66%, respectively... read more
03/02/2016
The latest issue of the SETIS Magazine, dedicated to Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage, has been published.The editorial for... read more
25/01/2016
The first agreements on strategic targets and priorities in Actions 1 and 2 of the Integrated SET-Plan dedicated to Europe "Being n°1 in renewables" have been endorsed by the SET Plan Steering Group... read more
20/01/2016
The XPrize Foundation, a non-profit organisation that designs and manages public competitions intended to encourage technological development that could benefit mankind, has launched the EUR 18.8... read more
20/01/2016
Without carbon capture and storage (CCS), it will cost the EU an additional EUR 1.2 trillion to reach its carbon dioxide reduction target for the power sector and many energy-intensive industries... read more
20/01/2016
If carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) is to reach its full potential, a suite of policies and financing programmes will be required to underpin the business case for the technology, according to... read more
20/01/2016
French bank BNP Paribas has announced that it will more than double its financing resources allocated to the renewable energy sector, increasing the total from EUR 6.9 billion in 2014 to EUR 15... read more
19/01/2016
Europe’s ocean energy industry met with key political leaders at a high level summit in Dublin in October to present a game plan for commercialising the ocean energy sector. The summit marked the... read more
19/01/2016
The Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) initiative for the establishment of new energy agencies has given an important impulse at local and regional levels, and has helped to engage decision-makers in... read more
05/01/2016
Who would not wish to be able to look into the future and predict the effects of a certain action? According to ancient Greek mythology, in the town of Delphi there once was a famous oracle which... read more
19/11/2015
The European Commission has adopted a list of 195 key energy infrastructure projects which will help deliver Europe’s energy and climate objectives and form key building blocks of the EU’s... read more
19/11/2015
The European Commission has adopted its first "State of the Energy Union" report. After the adoption of the... read more
13/11/2015
EUA-EPUE  has launched the second phase... read more
13/11/2015
EUA’s "European Platform of Universities in Energy Research & Education (... read more
10/11/2015
The European Commission is planning to improve the transparency of agreements signed by EU countries with non-EU countries in the field of energy and their compliance with EU law– and it is seeking... read more
10/11/2015
Wind energy installed capacity in Europe in 2030 will increase almost two and a half times (or 148%) compared to 2014 levels to reach over 320 GW, comprising 254 GW of onshore wind and 66 GW of... read more
09/11/2015
EGETICA Feria de las Energías organised by Feria de Valencia and the Valencia Regional Government took place from 20 to 22 October 2015 in Valencia. This conference brought together different... read more
05/11/2015
Following the Transatlantic Economic Council's decision to promote electric vehicles and smart grid interoperability, on 29 October the European Commission inaugurated a dedicated state-of-the-art... read more
26/10/2015
Solar Thermal Electricity (STE) is improving energy security and creating jobs in Europe, according to a position paper published by the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association (ESTELA).... read more
26/10/2015
The use of low-carbon energy sources is expanding rapidly, and there are signs that growth in the global economy and energy-related emissions may be starting to decouple, according to the Energy and... read more