Press Release: Funding for energy efficiency in 2020

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.

EU Ecolabel and Green Public Procurement criteria revision for televisions

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Report: Revision of EU Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria for Imaging Equipment

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Agenda: Working Party on Energy (11 June 2019)

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Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the labelling of tyres with respect to fuel efficiency and other parameters, amending Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1222/2009

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Event: 3rd Universal Meeting of IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes (Paris, 18 & 19 June 2019)

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

Event: JRC AUTOTRAC 2020 How the future road transport will look like? (Ispra, Italy, 30 & 31 March 2020)

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.

Press Release: Energy-efficient data centres? How recovered waste heat could be sold to district heating networks, Finland

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.

Agenda: Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Consultation Forum (13 June 2019)

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Press Release: Energy efficiency first

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.

Event: The impact of Connected and Automated Vehicles on road capacity and transport efficiency (Zalaegerszeg, Hungary, 7 & 8 October 2019)

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.

Press Release: IEA holds Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies Training Week in Paris

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.

Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (15 May 2019)

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‘I/A’ Item Note – Commission Decision of XXX amending Decision 2009/300/EC and Decision (EU) 2015/2099, as regards the period of validity of the ecological criteria for the award of the EU Ecolabel to certain products, and of the related assessment and verification requirements

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UPDATED – Agenda: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (15 April 2019)

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UPDATED – Agenda: General Affairs Council (9 April 2019)

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Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (3 April 2019)

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Written Answer to a Question – Microplastic filters in washing machines

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Press Release: Read our newly launched Climate Emergency Manifesto

GUE/NGL, the left group in the European Parliament, is launching its Climate Emergency Manifesto.

Press Release: Striking the right balance – Facilitating sustainable biomass use in domestic heating in the Danube region

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.

Agenda: Working Party on Energy (16 April 2019)

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