The annual EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) takes place in Brussels between 17-21 June. This year’s events promise to be even bigger than in recent years following the theme ‘Shaping Europe’s energy future’, with around 3,000 stakeholders and speakers gathering in Brussels to attend over 90 sessions.
How can German and European industry become compatible with a net zero emission society? What technologies and policies are needed? What kind of infrastructure is necessary? Which EU funding is available? How can we ensure a just transition of energy intensive industries, protecting jobs and the economy?
The Northern Light CO2 storage project, HeidelbergCement and Fortum – with support of the Bellona Foundation – invite industry, decision makers, unions and other stakeholders for an update on the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Europe. This seminar will discuss the current challenges, milestones and potential for a greener industry in Europe.
In WEO 2018 IEA introduced the Future is Electric Scenario to test what could happen to electricity demand if economic opportunities for electrification were maximized. We found that industry had the potential to account for a major portion of increased electrification globally, rising from 27% today to 37% in 2040 – an increase of almost 1 700 TWh. This growth would take place across a wide range in various sub-sectors, from 13% in cement production to 60% in aluminium.
This year’s International Energy Workshop (IEW2019) will be hosted by the IEA and held in Paris from 3-5 June. Register today to be part of this event, which will include three plenary sessions and more than 100 presentations in parallel sessions focusing on a wide array of topics, including environmental and climate policy, renewable and innovative energy technologies, economics and technology insights in the energy transitions context.
The fifty-first meeting of the EEA Council took place in Brussels on 20 May 2019 under the Presidency of Mr Ștefan-Radu Oprea, Minister for Business Environment, Commerce and Entrepreneurship of Romania, representing the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The meeting was attended by Ms Aurelia Frick, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liechtenstein, Mr Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, and Ms Ine Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, as well as by members of the Council of the European Union and representatives of the European Commission and the European External Action Service. The EEA Council discussed the overall functioning of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA Agreement) and held an orientation debate on Climate change: Long-term strategies towards 2050 and the implementation of the Paris agreement.
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.
Innovative technology pathways and decarbonisation roadmaps for the energy intensive industries are key elements of a future long-term EU strategy outlined in the European Commission’s communication “A clean planet for all”. The extremely energy-intensive businesses like steel, plastics and paper production, need to overcome traditional boundaries and establish cross-sectoral solutions driven by new interconnections.
You can now apply for funding for your project developing renewable energy solutions and working to enable near-zero emissions from fossil fuel power plants and carbon intensive industries.
With more than 90 policy sessions and 12 themes, the Policy Conference promises to deliver a comprehensive overview of advancements in the field of sustainable energy. Next to the policy sessions, the conference includes a Networking Village (18-20 June), with more than 100 activities, and the Awards Ceremony (18 June) where the most outstanding projects will be recognised in the categories of Engagement, Leadership, Innovation and Youth.
The International Energy Agency on Tuesday held the 20th meeting of the IEA Energy Business Council, the overarching body through which the IEA interacts with the private sector.
GUE/NGL, the left group in the European Parliament, is launching its Climate Emergency Manifesto.