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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.


In 2011, specialised construction activities that include renovation work and energy retrofits employed three times as many people as energy supply to meet the needs of buildings for the same... read more


The NER 300 programme is one of the world's largest programmes for the support of innovative low-carbon technologies. It covers pre-commercial projects of both renewable energy (RES) and carbon... read more


The European Commission has published its strategy on Energy Union, with which it aims to achieve a robust energy union in Europe and adopt a forward-looking policy on climate change. The Energy... read more


The Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) has held a public consultation on the future role of the distribution system operator (DSO), in which all interested stakeholders were invited to... read more


Nuclear power is the largest source of low-carbon electricity in OECD countries, with an 18% overall share of electricity production in 2013, and is in second place globally with an 11% share,... read more


The deadline for applications for the Sustainable Energy Europe Awards has been extended to March 16. EU-funded projects are encouraged to participate in the competition, which is open to... read more


ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus has launched a call for proposals for European transnational projects on smart grids. As part of the call, European research consortia are invited to submit project... read more


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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