GOT ENERGY TALENT (GET) is meant to be a highly competitive, merit-based fellowship programme aimed at attracting postdoctoral talent in the field of smart energy. GET will offer a total of 34 fellowships equally distributed in 2 calls. The first call opened on the 2nd of July 2018. The second one is planned for Spring 2019.
Global energy investment totalled USD 1.8 trillion in 2017, a 2% decline in real terms from the previous year, according to the World Energy Investment 2018 report. More than USD 750 billion went to the electricity sector while USD 715 billion was spent on oil and gas supply globally.
The World in 2050 (TWI2050) initiative last week launched the report ‘Transformations to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals’ at the United Nations High Level Political Forum in New York. This report sets out six key transformations that will enable the world to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, is attending the UN High Level Political Forum on 16-17 July in New York together with Karmenu Vella, Commissioner in charge of Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. Numerous Heads of State and Government will join them and major actors in development to discuss sustainable development.
Today, the EU Member States agreed on a Commission proposal to invest €48.4 million in several key European energy infrastructure projects. The EU funding comes from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the European support programme for trans-European infrastructure, and in particular from its energy window (CEF-Energy).
Today’s discussions focused on energy infrastructure, innovation and transitions as important means of promoting transparent, open and secure energy markets.
The European Commission welcomes today’s strong endorsement by the European Parliament of three key proposals of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package (presented by the European Commission on 30 November 2016).