On 3-5 June 2019, the third edition of the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) will take place in Helsinki, Finland.
Dr Fatih Birol, the International Energy Agency’s Executive Director, visited Beijing on 16 and 17 May where he met with senior government officials, gave a keynote speech and launched a major new report on China’s gas market.
It is voting season: 12 projects are competing for the Citizens’ Award and you can help them win!
As part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), the Awards competition recognises this year’s top projects in sustainable energy. These projects are contributing to a cleaner and more sustainable future for all EU citizens.
What is the role of cities and regions in Europe’s energy transition? How can local and regional actors accelerate the deployment of low-carbon technologies to unlock the full benefits of Europe’s decarbonisation? What investment mechanisms can foster the market uptake of innovative eco products and services? In which concrete ways does the EU’s SET Plan contribute to fast-tracking the energy transition in our cities and regions?
On 19 June 2019, from 11:00 to 12:30, a dedicated EUSEW session organised by EASME will present results from a series of H2020 projects that are working on boosting the role of consumers in the energy transition. Opened by Vincent Berrutto, Head of H2020 Energy Efficiency Unit at EASME, the event will have a first part dedicated to project pitching that will be followed by a debate on how consumers can shape Europe’s energy future.
The areas of focus for the fifth EIT InnoEnergy PowerUp! include energy, mobility, cleantech, heating, clean air and smart technologies, meaning there is a wide variety of different products and solutions on show. The participants all have one thing in common though: they are bright, ambitious and confident that their products and services can change our world for the better.
IRENA will focus on the innovations for the integration of variable renewables into power systems, based on its recent analysis contained in the report “Innovation landscape for a renewable-powered future”. The RESERVE project, which develops techniques for a stable supply of purely renewable resources, and the SOGNO project, which is offering cloud solutions for DSOs to better monitor & control their networks, will present their latest findings.
ENTSO-E and the European associations representing DSOs (CEDEC, E.DSO, Eurelectric, GEODE), will present their report on Active System Management about integrating new flexibility services and using them for system and grid needs.
This meeting will address the latest policy developments in energy and cohesion policies, including a presentation of the 4th state of the energy union and the latest state of play for cohesion policy.
Focusing on the future programming as well as implementation, the meeting will also address Commission initiatives such as the ones related to coal regions in transition and energy poverty, and programmes such as InvestEU and Horizon Europe and their synergies with cohesion policy.
The expert panel aims to discuss the conditions that could facilitate a full role out of EVs. It will develop the discussion focusing first on specific topics, trying to address challenges and solutions that could facilitate greater EV deployment: freight and mass transit, charging infrastructure and batteries. A fourth panel will provide indications for CEM governments on the policies that are most relevant to move towards a deep transition towards electric mobility.
The works of a new 130 km electricity line connecting the energy complex of Maritsa East and the city of Burgas on the territory of Bulgaria, supported by the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme, were started today. The new line will reinforce the Bulgarian electricity network and enhance the security of supply to households in the region.