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.
The European Commission is making €200 million of funding available for projects in the areas of electricity, smart grids, cross-border carbon dioxide network and gas infrastructure, as part of the first call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Energy in 2018. The money is intended for projects that will strengthen the EU’s internal energy market, enhance security of energy supply, and help make Europe’s clean energy transition a reality. The call for proposals will be open until 26 April 2018.
An EU-funded project has developed a probabilistic approach to providing a reliable and affordable electricity supply to European consumers. It uses innovative methods to address the challenges of an increasingly interconnected, flexible and renewables-dominated system.
The conference will be an effective platform to showcase and present the most up-to-date developments on standards, policies and legislation around emerging technologies.
Iberdrola Ventures (PERSEO) are hosting top innovators funded by the SME Instrument for a Company Day in Bilbao, Spain on the 9th May 2018. A limited number of companies will get to pitch and present their business cases and network with Iberdrola and Iberdrola’s partners. Apply before 12 March!
EU-SysFlex launch event hosted by MEP Seán Kelly and moderated by EURACTIV.
The Industry and Energy Committee are pushing for rules leading to more efficient competition and prices on the market. MEPs also amended proposals to empower and protect consumers and put in place measures to tackle energy shortages. MEPs also want member states to consider additional payments to capacity providers only as a last resort and under certain conditions.