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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.

The 8th SET Plan Conference 2015 on Research, innovation and competitiveness for the Energy Union, took place from 21 to 22 September 2015 under the Luxembourg’s Presidency of the Council. This... read more
The Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) Conference, which took place in Luxembourg on September 21-22, has provided the impetus needed to kick-start an innovation-led transition to a low-... read more
European energy policy needs to recognise the role of consumers as partners on the energy market, Monika Štajnarovà, Senior Economic Officer at BEUC... read more
The 8th Biofuels International Expo & Conference 2015 took place from 22 to 24 September 2015 in Porto. This Conference looked... read more
Today the European Commission and the Luxembourg Presidency are starting a two day conference to discuss proposals for EU support for innovative... read more
The Energy Finance Conference 2015 took place from 9 to 11 September 2015 in London. This Conference brings together different speakers from both industry and academia. This year, the JRC presented... read more
The JRC just published a report on "Electric vehicles in the EU from 2010 to 2014 - is full scale commercialisation near?". The JRC experts find that the EU seems to currently witness a transition... read more
In line with the EU's Energy Union Strategy published in February this year, its fifth dimension – Research, Innovation and Competitiveness - will be developed along three policy priorities: the... read more
<p>In the first six months of 2015, the European offshore wind industry installed more new capacity than in any other year on record, as several projects reached completion and deployment of... read more
As renewable energy gains a greater share in the energy mix and demand becomes increasingly pro-active, power systems and their mode of operation are under pressure to evolve. The FP7-funded... read more
The European Commission has agreed on a package of measures designed to ensure that the European Fund for Strategic... read more
21 September 2015 to 22 September 2015Location : LuxembourgThe SET Plan 2015 conference will launch the European debate on the new SET-Plan, and the next steps to implement its actions, at the... read more
The European Commission in July presented a packet of proposals to deliver a new deal for energy consumers, to launch a redesign of the European electricity market, to update energy efficiency... read more
The bimep research platform, which will provide manufacturers of ocean energy devices with the opportunity to install their equipment in open sea conditions for demonstration and testing, was... read more
EU Member States agreed in July on a proposal from the European Commission to allocate EUR 150 million to key trans-European energy infrastructure projects. The bulk of the support will go to... read more
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing equity-type financing of up to EUR 75 million to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) to finance Copenhagen Infrastructure II, an innovative... read more
Proper interconnections are needed if Europe is to have an energy market where energy flows across borders and competition is facilitated, European Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete said at... read more
Solar power had another record year in 2014 with 40 GW being connected worldwide beating the previous year's record of 38.4 GW, according to the Global Market Outlook for Solar Power 2015-2019,... read more
The Commission for the Environment, Climate Change and Energy of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) has underlined the importance of ocean energy to meeting the future energy needs of the European... read more
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and CENSIS - the Innovation Centre for Sensor & Imaging Systems – are collaborating to support innovation and development of new sensor technologies. The... read more