OPP Meeting Summary: EP TRAN Committee on Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation (22 November 2017)

A summary of the Committee’s consideration of amendments  is now available.

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Sonnen: Taking energy into your own hands

As the energy sector faces the evolving realities of the economy, technology and the environment, new approaches to the industry are emerging to offer innovative solutions. One company out to face the challenge of ensuring clean and affordable energy for everyone is sonnen GmbH.

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IEA Commentary – Who wants to be in charge?

Innovation and investment in battery technologies are imperatives for a faster energy transition that cut across different parts of the energy system. The cost and performance of batteries will not only shape how fast electric vehicles (EVs) get into the hands of price-sensitive consumers, but also how easy it is to integrate renewable electricity into the grid.

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UPDATED – Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Governance of the Energy Union

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Compromise Amendments: EP ENVI Committee on common rules for the internal market in electricity

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Press Release: EU Commissioner for Transport visits ACER

Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport, visited the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) on Friday in Ljubljana. Director Pototschnig briefed the Commissioner on the Agency’s activities and discussed with her the interaction between the energy and transport sectors.

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Preparation of the Competitiveness Council on 30 November and 1 December 2017 – EU industrial strategy for the future

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ACER Report on the implementation of the Balancing Network Code (Second Edition)

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Event: Webinar: Storage meets Solar 2.0 (20 November 2017)

In preparation of the Digital Solar & Storage event in Munich on December 4-5, the International Battery Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA) will provide an overview on what’s needed for storage companies to succeed in a business environment with quickly decreasing cost and strong competition.

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Event: 23rd International Congress for Battery Recycling (Berlin, 26-28 September 2018)

The ICBR is the international platform for discussion of the latest developments and the challenges of battery recycling, bringing together many decision makers in the battery recycling chain such as battery producers, recyclers, collection schemes, policy-makers, transport companies and many more. Full article…

Agenda: Working Party on Energy (13 November)

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Stakeholder: NGVA Europe on Mobility Package – Well-to-wheel approach can accelerate transition to transport decarbonisation

NGVA Europe welcomes the publication of the EU Commission’s second part of the Mobility Package and stresses the importance to introduce a more comprehensive approach for assessing the environmental benefits from the mobility solutions. In this context, the well-to-wheel approach can guarantee a fair and complete evaluation of the decarbonisation effect among different solutions, and it results as a fundamental booster to introduce more renewable energy sources in the transportation sector in a cost-effective way.
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UPDATED – Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules for the internal market in electricity (recast)

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Press Release: New tools to boost solar energy sector efficiency

European researchers have developed models and tools to boost the performance, reliability and lifetime of commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems. Their results, which are already being used by energy operators, were validated using data analysed from diverse installations across Europe. Full article…

Press Release: Commission to invest €30 billion in new solutions for societal challenges and breakthrough innovation

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UPDATED – Merger Case: M.8516 EPH / CENTRICA LANGAGE AND CENTRICA SHB

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Event: Advanced Automotive Battery Conference Europe (Mainz, Germany, 29 January – 1 February 2018)

Each year, AABC Europe brings together a global audience of chief battery technologists from leading automotive OEMs and their key suppliers to present development trends, share breakthrough technologies, and project the scope of the market for years to come. Our expanded program for 2018 offers more in-depth coverage on the research and development of the chemistries and materials behind the next generation of electric vehicle batteries, and introduces new sessions on charging and infrastructure, while continuing to feature applied technologies in hybrid and electric cars, buses, bikes and more.

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Press Release: H2020 energy project kicks off to turn CO2 into stone

Media over the world covered the launch of the CarbFix2 project, which received €2.2 million from EU’s Horizon 2020 programme to test a ground-breaking technology that allows to extract CO2 from thin air and permanently burry it underground in the form of a carbonate rock. Full article…

Event: High-level conference on clean energy financing: Delivering the energy transition for jobs, growth and investment (Brussels, 7 November 2017)

Bringing together political leaders, policy makers, the investor community, energy market participants and other stakeholders, the conference will review and debate the Clean Energy Package and focus on specific areas of investment in the energy transition.

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Agenda: Working Party on Energy (17 October 2017)

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Vice-President Katainen’s Keynote Speech at the Industrial Innovation Information Days, Brussels – 4 October 2017

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