The EEA Council discussed the overall functioning of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA Agreement) and held an orientation debate on the Review of the European Supervisory Authorities.
The International Energy Agency’s new and most comprehensive analysis of the clean-energy transition finds that only 4 out of 38 energy technologies and sectors were on track to meet long-term climate, energy access and air pollution goals in 2017.
14 SME Instrument top innovation leaders from 10 different countries showcased their market-creating innovations under the first ever European Pavilion organised by the EIC pilot- SME Instrument of the European Commission at African Utility Week 2018 on 15-17 May in Cape Town.
The FCH JU is organising a session “Hydrogen and fuel cells greening European industry” at the EUSEW 2018. The session will take place on 7 June 2018 at 11:00 in the Charlemagne Building of the European Commission in Brussels. The session focuses on the potential of green hydrogen to decarbonise large industries, such as steel making, refineries, ammonia/ fertilizer plants and food industry. Large industries are traditionally dependent on imported energy and raw materials and emit up to 40% of total CO2 emissions worldwide.
Today the official opening of the FCH JU- funded BIG HIT project took place in Kirkwall, the Orkney Islands, bringing together communities, industry, and politicians who are all working together to deploy one of Europe’s leading energy systems. This will enable more renewable energy to be produced and used locally in the Orkney Islands of Scotland and also support similar deployments more widely.
A selected group of SME Instrument companies had the chance to pitch and network with top Iberdrola representatives in Bilbao, Spain. Iberdrola is the largest energy company in Spain and one of the five biggest utilities in the world.