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Recent News

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.

25/02/2015

Europe needs to cut its emissions and reduce its dependency on imported gas and fuel, and transport needs to play its part in this process, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy... read more

25/02/2015

The European offshore wind industry saw new capacity installations decline by 84 MW (5.34%) in 2014 as the sector stabilised following record figures the previous year, according to a... read more

24/02/2015

The report presents the state of play of geothermal energy in Europe and focuses on three forms of it currently in use: ground source heat pumps (GSHP) with 14.9 GW, direct use with 3 GW and... read more

23/02/2015

The ETRI 2014 report presents a comprehensive and up-to-date cost and performance overview of the European energy technology portfolio for the period 2010 to 2050. It focuses on electricity... read more

20/02/2015

The latest issue of the SETIS Magazine, dedicated to Materials for Energy, has been published.The editorial for the... read more

18/02/2015

The Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada should strengthen supplies of raw materials to the EU market. Once implemented, the agreement is... read more

17/02/2015

The final users’ meeting for the Nanophotonics for Energy... read more

17/02/2015

More communication is needed on minerals-related projects and policy to encourage a broader debate, according to feedback from stakeholders at an event in November at which the FP7 project... read more

17/02/2015

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has announced the winners of a call for... read more

17/02/2015

The European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials held its High level Conference in Brussels on January 13, at which it presented a comprehensive overview of developments in the raw materials... read more

17/02/2015

The stochastic nature of those energies, together with other sources of short- and long-term uncertainty, already have significant impacts in current energy systems operation and planning, and it... read more

16/02/2015

The workshop was attended by 40 specialists from academia, government, regulatory bodies, power industry and consultancies from both EU accession and candidate countries as well as from EU Member... read more

13/02/2015

The next deadline for submitting projects for labelling under the EUROGIA2020 programme (CALL 04 - for the submission of transnational low-carbon energy related research and development projects... read more

13/02/2015

Sales on the European heat pump market increased 3% year-on-year to 769 879 units in 2013, according to the European Heat Pump Market and Statistics Report 2014, produced by the European Heat... read more

13/02/2015

Establishing the Energy Union is one of the top priorities of the Juncker Commission, Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union, said at an extraordinary meeting of the... read more

29/01/2015

Following the publication of the Erasmus+ call for proposals in October 2014, interested stakeholders can now submit proposals in seven eligible sectors using electronic... read more

05/01/2015

Generating electricity from onshore wind is cheaper than gas, coal and nuclear when external factors are taken into consideration along with the levelised cost of energy and subsidies, according... read more

05/01/2015

European Union Member States have agreed to allocate EUR 647 million to support priority infrastructure projects in the energy sector. The European Commission noted in a statement that while the... read more

18/12/2014

Next, three NER 300 projects presented their recent activities and reported on their experience and perception of the funding programme:

  • Italian bioenergy BEST project (Piero... read more
18/12/2014

Recent estimates indicate that EUR 25 billion in joint public and private money will be needed by 2030 in order for fuel cells and hydrogen (FCH) to reach full market breakthrough, Robert-Jan... read more