A team of EU-funded researchers and industrial partners joined forces to develop new materials and systems for organic LED lighting. The results are already being exploited to make more robust and environmentally friendly products.
The last Work Programme for Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy under Horizon 2020 will be published on 2 July 2019. It is designed to facilitate a smooth transition to the future Horizon Europe and LIFE programmes. Two intervention areas “Buildings in energy transition” (B4E) and “Smart and clean energy for consumers” (EC) bring together 18 topics focusing on energy efficiency as a cornerstone of the energy transition.
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This (invitation only) event aims to:
- Identify strategic priorities for shared IEA and Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCP) work on energy technology and innovation
- Support membership growth within the TCPs and increase engagement with governments and private sector
- Strengthen partnerships among TCPs and with other leading international initiatives
- Enhance TCP operations and communication by comparing experiences, sharing new developments, exploring best practice approaches, and enabling networking
The main pillars of the AUTOTRAC initiative are promotion of
- cooperation between AVs,
- more efficient energy consumption and the
- reasonable utilisation of the transport network.
AUTOTRAC 2020 want to find out if
- CAVs capable to do a better utilisation of the network.
- Can deliver less congestion, safer and greener mobility.
Concern is growing around the issue of energy efficiency in data centres (DC) as more and more data are saved, processed, and transferred to facilitate myriad digital services worldwide. Utilising waste heat from DCs as heating for nearby districts may be a potential solution if technical and knowledge barriers are overcome, suggests this Finnish study, which identified key obstacles to this concept and possible methods of implementation.
With data centres consuming ever-increasing amounts of energy, the search is on for less profligate processing hardware. An EU-funded project has devised a tool for the rapid creation of customised and energy-efficient computing engines.
More than 20 Horizon 2020 energy efficiency projects will showcase their innovative results, share best practices and discuss challenges at this year EU Sustainable Energy Week, 17-21 June, in Brussels. Energy efficiency is key in shaping Europe’s energy future as energy savings are an excellent way of saving money for consumers as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The City of Torres Vedras won the European Green Leaf in 2015 for its actions on sustainability. Torres Vedras is part of the Region of Lisbon and has a population of around 80,000 people.
Improving transport efficiency is a major political objective of the European Union. Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) promise to play an important role towards this goal.
The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) organises a dedicated two-day workshop to introduce participants from Enlargement and Integration (E&I) countries to the possible implications that CAVs can have on road transport.
The objective of the training week is to enable participants to learn from leading experts in the field and from each other, strengthening the knowledge and networks needed to meet some of today’s most pressing challenges. The week-long activities focus on the critical role of energy efficiency in mitigating growing energy demand across all sectors in the world’s fastest‑growing economies.
GUE/NGL, the left group in the European Parliament, is launching its Climate Emergency Manifesto.
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Agenda items concern energy, digital and food & drink policy.
Biomass is a renewable alternative to fossil fuels, but as a recently published JRC report has demonstrated, finding an equilibrium between the benefits and the possible negative impacts the increased use of biomass might have on the environment, is vital.