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Press Release: Boosting integrated home renovation services across Europe

EuroPACE is set to deploy private capital as up-front financing to homeowners and have the costs repaid over time as a special charge added to the existing property tax bill. By doing this, EuroPACE is looking to de-risk energy efficiency investment. [..] A pilot will be deployed in the city of Olot in Catalunya, Spain.”

Press Release: 19 EIC pilot innovators met SUEZ

“On 14 and 15 November, the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot and SUEZ, in partnership with Naturgy, promoted a Corporate Day in Barcelona. 19 companies funded by the SME Instrument strand from the EIC pilot, shared their vision towards a circular economy with top corporate representatives.”

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Press Release: Driving investment in energy efficiency services through quality assurance

Funded by Horizon 2020 QualitEE projectaims to build trust in energy efficiency services and providers by fostering a common understanding of ‘good quality’ and standardising quality aspects of energy efficiency services.

Press Release: Training volunteers to tackle energy poverty in South-East Europe

The EU funded REACH (Reduce Energy Use and Change Habits) project has trained over 200 volunteers to implement basic energy efficiency measures in households in South-East Europe, where more than 30% of households experience energy poverty.

Blue Economy call: €18.7 million available for funding

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Press Release: In a zero-waste society, people will need to share and repair

Businesses and consumers need to stop thinking of products as things to own and move towards a culture of sharing and repairing if we are to fulfil the ambition of creating a circular economy, according to Felipe Maya, project and innovation manager at sustainable engineering firm Exergy, headquartered in Coventry, UK. Maya and his colleagues are looking into how product design can stop objects being thrown away at the end of their lives, as part of a project called ECOBULK.​

Press Release: European Innovation Council pilot takes 18 companies to China International Industry Fair 2018

Last week the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot brought18 cutting-edge companies working on environmental technologies and renewable energy to China International Industry Fair 2018, in Shanghai, China. The companies were promoted as part of the support services that small businesses get alongside their grant from the EIC’s SME Instrument funding strand.

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.

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