by Maroš Šefčovič.
The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a loan request from Northvolt AB. The financing, a facility of up to EUR 52.5 million, is projected to be supported by InnovFin – EU Finance for Innovators’s Energy Demonstration Projects facility, with the financial backing of the European Union under Horizon 2020 Financial Instruments.
On Monday 12 February, the European Commission will host the second high-level meeting on the European Battery Alliance. Political representatives of interested Member States and the European Investment Bank will participate.
The Forum will focus on the role that European industry can play in the clean energy transition. Sessions will cover renewables, batteries, and the construction industry. An exhibition will showcase the latest clean energy research projects and clean tech startups will present their innovative solutions. The event will take place as part of the second day of the European Industry Days.
The three Horizon 2020 projects INNOPATHS, REINVENT and EUCALC address the challenges of planning technological transition ahead of time and prioritising within and between different sectors in Europe.
The Energy Storage Global Conference 2018 offers a unique opportunity to industry, researchers and policymakers to exchange views on key issues for the storage sector. Representatives from around the world will come together for three days to discuss the latest developments in energy storage technologies, regulatory and policy development and the future storage market. The third Energy Storage Global Conference is organised by the European Association for Storage of Energy in collaboration with the Directorate General for Energy and the Joint Research Center of the European Commission.
A summary of the debate with a focus on the Commission and representatives of the political groups is now available.
A blogpost by Thomas Skordas, Director “Digital Excellence and Science Infrastructure.
The FIESTA project set out to tackle both heating and cooling efficiency in households by setting up Energy Helpdesks at local level to deliver behavioural tips, low-cost measures, and investment support to families in Southern Europe.