The first ManagEnergy Master Class gathered 24 senior professionals to learn about how to progress sustainable energy projects from concept to implementation. The initiative will empower energy agencies to facilitate and support sustainable energy investments at local/regional level.
Brussels, Belgium, 22 March 2018 – Today the Global Covenant of Mayors’ Co-Chairs, the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael Bloomberg and European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič, announced a bold new commitment to develop a City Research & Innovation Agenda to address critical knowledge, data and innovation gaps that will enable cities to take accelerated and more ambitious climate action. This agenda will be co-developed by engaging cities and city networks as well as scientists and research institutions around the world, to complement the IPCC research agenda on the science of cities and climate change.
Brussels, 22 March 2018 – Today the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM), an international coalition of city leaders committed to raising the global ambition for climate action, inaugurated its new headquarters in Belgium, in the city of Brussels. The high-level ceremony took place at the climate alliance’s new office in the International Press Center, Boulevard Charlemagne, and included the attendance of King Philippe of the Belgians, and other political and climate action leaders from around the world.
On 20-21 March 2018 the European Commission hosted a conference on Addressing Societal Challenges Through Advancing the Medical, Industrial and Research Applications of Nuclear and Radiation Technology. The conference sought to identify cross-cutting actions that the European Commission, EU countries and other stakeholders can take to maximise the societal benefits of nuclear and radiation technologies, whilst providing high standards of quality and safety to European citizens.
This report describes the implementation of the Dispa-SET model version 2.2. It extensively describes the model equations, the model inputs, and the resolution process. This version of Dispa-SET focuses more specifically on the inclusion of the heating sector, with a new dedicated module. It allows simulating the potential interactions between heat and power and the exploitation of thermal storage as a flexible resource.
Two high-level energy ministerial meetings, the Ninth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM9) and the Third Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-3), will be co-hosted by Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, the European Commission and the Nordic Council of Ministers in the cities of Copenhagen and Malmö respectively.
To enable a larger introduction of fuel cell technologies within the railway market, a deeper analysis is needed. Following a first joint initiative (Hydrogen Train Workshop” organised between FCH 2 JU and S2R JU on 15 May 2017), the FCH 2 JU is teaming-up once more with the Shift2Rail JU, this time for launching a joint call for tender in view of conducting a study around this proposal.The purpose of this new study will be to address the needed market analysis and assess the potential of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies for the rail sector.