Agenda: EESC Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (23 January 2018)

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Press Release: EU Sustainable Energy Awards competition kicks off EUSEW 2018

The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is back for its 13th edition and giving you the chance to encourage and nominate projects to take part in this year’s Awards competition to determine the most innovative and impactful initiatives in energy transition. Full article…

Study: Renewable energy directive target

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Agenda: Meeting of the Committee of the Regions ECON Commission (23 January 2018)

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Press Release: Launch of Refhyne, World’s Largest Electrolysis Plant in Rhineland Refinery

FCH JU brand new project Refhyne was launched today the 18 January 2018 with an event held in Cologne. The consortium will build a new hydrogen electrolysis plant, the largest of its kind in the world, at the Rheinland refinery in Germany. With a capacity of 10 megawatts, the hydrogen will be used primarily for the processing and upgrading of products at the refinery’s Wesseling site. This project will assist in testing the polymer electrolyte membrane technology on a large industrial scale, making it feasible for introduction in other industry plants, as well as potentially being a step towards the future of refining.

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Stakeholder Press Release: European Parliament Overbids Commission Proposal on Renewables and Energy Efficiency Directives

A press release by CEDEC.

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SET-Plan Steering Group Meeting (Brussels, 23 January 2018)

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Press Release: Big groups weaken Clean Energy package in Strasbourg vote

Wednesday’s big vote on the Commission’s Clean Energy Package has drawn ire from GUE/NGL MEPs with complaints that the final texts put before them had been watered down by the bigger political groups. Full article…

Press Release: Launch of New Project Revive – for Clean and Silent Waste Collection

On 17 January 2018, a new FCH JU project was launched and held its kick-off in Brussels. Project REVIVE will look at advancing the state of development of fuel cell trucks for waste transportation and will deploy garbage trucks throughout seven European sites, including the town of Antwerp, Belgium. The project will also demonstrate how hydrogen refueling stations with large daily demands can be commercially viable.  Full article…

Review of the Lamy Report & AGE vision for FP9 based on this report – H2020 Advisory Group on Energy (AGE)

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Stakeholder Press Release: Energy Efficiency and Renewables: An open approach is needed to achieve high ambitions

Eurofuel’s reactive statement to the European Parliament’s plenary votes on the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Directives.

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Press Release: MEPs set ambitious targets for cleaner, more efficient energy use

MEPs are ready to negotiate binding targets with EU ministers to boost energy efficiency by 35% and the share of renewables in the total energy mix by 35%, by 2030. Full article…

Press Release: S&Ds lead the EU’s transition to a clean energy model ensuring no one is left behind

Socialists and Democrats are leading the European transition towards a clean and sustainable economic and social model in which energy plays a central role. This is why, today, the S&D Group pushed for ambitious goals in the three energy reports that passed through in plenary: on energy efficiency, on renewables and on energy governance. Full article…

Press release: EIT InnoEnergy: Minesto to bring tidal kite tech to EU, Taiwan and Wales

Swedish tidal energy company Minesto AB will intensify and broaden its market penetration efforts with a focus on three markets — Wales, the EU and Taiwan.
Installation of Minesto’s first commercial-scale Deep Green kite turbine, of 500 kW, is planned to start in April off the coast of Wales. Electricity generation is targeted to commence in the third quarter of 2018. The company actually has plans to install up to 80 MW in Holyhead Deep, but it expects delays due to political uncertainties related to the UK’s future revenue support mechanism for renewables and Brexit negotiations.

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Press Release: Clean Energy – we want ambitious and flexible targets for renewables and energy savings

”The creation of an Energy Union in Europe to provide citizens and businesses with secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy for the future is an important EPP Group priority. This is why we believe that ambitious, yet realistic and flexible targets on both renewable energy and energy efficiency is the way forward”, said Françoise Grossetête MEP, Chairwoman of the EPP Group Working Group on Economy and Environment before today’s vote on three clean energy legislation Reports. Full article…

Draft Report: EP BUDG Committee on establishing the measures necessary for the implementation of the Protocol, annexed to the Treaty establishing the European Community, on the financial consequences of the expiry of the ECSC Treaty and on the Research Fund for Coal and Steel

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Opinion: EP ITRE Committe on the next MFF: Preparing Parliament’s position on the MFF post-2020 (2017/2052(INI))

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP Plenary Debate – A Joint Debate on the Promotion of the use of Energy from Renewable Sources, Energy Efficiency and on the Governance of the Energy Union (15 January 2018)

A summary of the debate with a focus on the Commission and representatives of the political groups is now available.

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Event: Smart Cities and Communities – Replication Workshop (Brussels, 26 January 2018)

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Public Consultation on the Establishment of the Innovation Fund

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Event: Updating the European Strategy on Energy Efficiency – Making Better Use of Energy Resources (Brussels, 15 February 2018)

This symposium will provide a timely and invaluable opportunity to engage with the latest developments in the EU legislative framework on energy efficiency. It will also enable attendees to examine the societal factors that drive energy consumption, the latest technological innovation that will bring about further efficiency gains and the best solutions to finance energy efficiency projects. The symposium will also offer delegates a platform to share ideas and best practice from across Europe. Full article…

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