The International Energy Agency’s groundbreaking new report on hydrogen, launched this month on the margins of the meeting of G20 energy and environment ministers in Japan, was a key moment for hydrogen, which is enjoying unprecedented momentum around the world.
The Commission Vice-President for the Energy Union, Maros Sefcovic, will launch today in Brussels the BatteRIes Europe Platform. It is a research and innovation platform, gathering public and private stakeholders along the whole value chain of battery production. It becomes the research and innovation ”leg” of the European Battery Alliance.
Europe is responsible for the production of the nine Pre-Compression Rings (PCRs) which will absorb the fatigue and deformation felt by the ITER Toroidal Field (TF) coils. Three of them will be placed on top of the TF coils and another three below them. An extra set of three will be kept in reserve.
Battery technologies are key for reducing our CO2 emissions and for mitigating human impact on climate change. Developing the ultra-performing, safe and sustainable batteries of the future is the target of the Battery2030+ initiative.
Today, Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, will be in Germany to present the Commission’s long-term vision for a climate-neutral economy by 2050, adopted by the Commission last November.
The aluminium industry is at a crossroad, facing considerable challenges but also tremendous business and societal opportunities. Its goal is to strive for a truly sustainable economy, supporting the Paris Agreement and delivering on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This requires a deep transformation and renewal of its existing industrial base and assets.
The Sunrise project aims at providing a sustainable solution to mitigate the effects of climate change by developing a sustainable alternative to the production of fossil-based, energy-intensive fuels and basic chemicals. The project is committed to help establish a carbon-neutral circular economy and contribute to a carbon-neutral Europe by 2050.
Information days on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020, Challenge “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials” – 2020 calls – will take place on 16 and 17 September 2019 in Brussels.
The Finnish city of Lahti is the winner of the European Commission’s European Green Capital Award for 2021. The title of European Green Leaf 2020 for smaller cities goes to the Irish city of Limerick and Belgian city of Mechelen.
An EU-funded project is developing smart luminaires that are customised, have longer lifespans, and can improve our moods and productivity. This could make us healthier and boost the competitiveness and eco-friendliness of Europe’s lighting industry.
The launch of hydrogen fuel cell-powered cars is being held back by several barriers. An EU and industry-funded project removed one such hurdle by developing a prototype fuel cell that meets all industrial specifications.