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Press Release: EU funding helps schools to set good example in saving energy

In the years 2013-2016, the EU funded EURONET 50/50 MAX project involved more than 99,000 students, 7,000 teachers and 100 city councils from 13 countries working together to save energy. Most of the participating schools and public buildings managed to reduce electricity and/or heat consumption.

Press Release: Game smart to save energy & money – New ICT solutions for energy efficiency buildings

The PEAKapp project funded under Horizon 2020 encourages energy saving based on competitive human nature while also facilitating the consumption of clean and low-priced electricity from the spot market for household customers. It connects consumers to social media and inspires them through gaming. A unique ICT-to-Human ecosystem triggers lasting energy savings through behavioural change and continuous engagement.

Press Release – EASME: The European Commission to invest €14.5 million in new maritime projects

19 new sustainable blue projects have been pre-selected for funding by the European Commission under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). They will share €14.5 million. The grant agreements are currently being prepared for signature.

Press Release: ECUVal is reducing the impact of wastewater on the environment

The textile dyeing industry is one of the main water consumer industries and it is generating high volumes of wastewater with high levels of coloration and salinity. It is urgent to reduce water consumption at the industrial level and one of the ways to do it is trough water recycling and reuse. The Spanish project ECUVal aims to implement an innovative wastewater treatment.

Press Release: Two water innovations awarded at the Investors’ café

The project MASLOWATEN won the “best pitch” competition at EASME’s “Promoting market-ready water innovations – Investors’ café”, an event dedicated to exploitation, investment and market uptake of eco-innovative solutions in water and circular economy. The project is dealing with the market uptake of an innovative irrigation solution based on low water energy consumption.

Press Release: EIC pilot companies present their sustainable energy innovations to Enel

On 25 and 26 June, selected companies funded by the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot had the opportunity to present their vision for the future and cutting-edge innovations in the field of renewable energy at the Enel Innovation Hub&Lab in Catania.

Press Release: Leading the energy transition: local action, large impacts

The “ManagEnergy Talk”, one of the sessions of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW 2018), explored innovative, ambitious and transformative actions led by local actors, with the goal to inspire many others to be the driving force behind the energy transition.

Press Release: EU-funded projects shine during the 13th edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)

5 days, 64 sessions, 2,540 on-site participants, 40 organisations hosting their own stands and 420 Energy Days taking place in 28 countries. The 13th edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week has been a real success also thanks to the active participation of many EU-funded projects managed by EASME.

Press Release: European energy saving project wins international award for student leadership

The 2018 winner of the Student Leadership Category in this year’s International Sustainable Campus Network Excellence Awards has gone to the EU-funded project SAVES2. The award was announced at the ISCN Awards ceremony in Stockholm this week.

Press Release: EU support announced for creation of two large scale facilities to help cities and islands kick-start sustainable energy investments

Mobilising investment in energy efficiency and renewable energies is key for Europe’s energy transition. The European Commission is seeking to establish two distinct facilities which would be able, through rapid lump sum funding and other forms of assistance, to support cities, communities and islands to prepare investments in sustainable energy.

Press Release: Nature-based solutions are helping to address urban challenges

Did you know that currently over 70% of Europe’s population live in cities, and this is expected to increase to over 80% by the middle of the century? This translates to 36 million new urban citizens, who will need cities that are inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Press Release: Discover the wealth of EASME’s energy, resources and environment projects at the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018!

This year’s Policy Conference and Networking Village during the European Union Sustainable Energy Week, as well as the Sustainable Energy Awards 2018, are packed full of EASME supported projects that are leading the way in the energy transition. Amongst over 40 projects with European funding represented during the week, they are leading the way in the energy transition.

Press Release: Maritime datahub launched

Following the progress of the strategy and action plan for the Atlantic basin has never been easier. EASME launched the maritime datahub, an interactive tool that generates information on projects and companies funded by EU and Member states programmes. The maritime datahub focuses on projects that contribute to the implementation of the Atlantic Strategy.

Press Release: Europe’s energy and water top innovators shined at African Utility Week 2018

14 SME Instrument top innovation leaders from 10 different countries showcased their market-creating innovations under the first ever European Pavilion organised by the EIC pilot- SME Instrument of the European Commission at African Utility Week 2018 on 15-17 May in Cape Town.

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