Consultation: 2030 Climate Target Plan

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Comitology Written Consultation: Programme Committee for the specific programme implementing Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) – Configuration ‘Secure, clean and efficient energy’

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Event: How Cooling as a Service is set to revolutionise the cooling industry (Webinar, 22 April 2020)

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Press Release: Innovative services and products for the circular economy – insights from Horizon 2020 projects

Taking the momentum of the European Commission launching the new EU growth strategy, the European Green Deal, over 120 project representatives and policymakers gathered at the Workshop “Innovative services and products for the circular economy” organised by EASME in Brussels. This workshop gathered important insights to feed the current policymaking, days before the publication of the new Circular Economy Action plan and the New Industrial Strategy for Europe.

Press Release: Scientists list four key actions to halt global warming

The latest edition of the JRC’s Global Energy and Climate Outlook (GECO), identifies four technological dynamics in the energy sector that have the power to limit global warming to below 2°C if implemented simultaneously.

Event: 37th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (Lisbon, 7-11 September 2020)

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Proposal for a Directive: FuelEU Maritime

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OPP Highlights: Climate Talks Part Two – ETS (Webinar, 26 March 2020)

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Press Release: Battery Storage Paves Way for a Renewable-powered Future

Battery storage systems are emerging as one of the key solutions to effectively integrate high shares of solar and wind renewables in power systems worldwide. A recent analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) illustrates how electricity storage technologies can be used for a variety of applications in the power sector, from e-mobility and behind-the-meter applications to utility-scale use cases.

CANCELLED – Event: Clean energy for EU islands forum (Brussels, 5-7 May 2020)

This event was cancelled due to the COVD 19 outbreak.

The Clean energy for EU islands forum has been organised on a regular basis since the initiative’ was launched in May 2017. This edition of the forum will take place in Brussels and will allow exchanges between the EU islands community, EU institutions and national decision-makers, Brussels’ green lobby, networks and associations.

Press Release: Poland – Solid EIB Group activity in 2019 paves the way for continued support this year, as the economy struggles with coronavirus

The European Investment Bank Group’s financing amounted to €5.4 billion last year, driven by investments in infrastructure and environment and showing increasing support for small and medium-sized businesses. In the first months of 2020, the EIB has signed new loans for renewable energy and sustainable transport projects, supporting Poland in its climate transition. In light of the COVID-19 emergency, the EIB Group is ready to intensify its support for the Polish and European economy.

Press Release: Earth Hour 2020: the Committees switch off their lights

​The European Economic and Social Committee and the European Committee of the Regions will take part in the worldwide Earth Hour initiative over the last weekend of March. The lights in their buildings will be switched off from 10 p.m. on Friday 27 March to 6 a.m. on Monday 30 March.

Report: Luxembourg 2020 – Energy Policy Review

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Event: CO2 Reduction for Transportation Systems Conference (Turin, Italy, 7-8 July 2020)

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UPDATED – Event: 28th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition (Marseille, 6-9 July 2020)

Updated: this event will take place on 6-9 July 2020 due to the outbreak of COVID 19.

The 28th EUBCE will expand its portfolio from energy related biomass production and conversion of bio-based feedstock to other sectors of the economy and will now integrate the bioeconomy into its conference programme.

In 2020 the conference will include key sessions that will dig deep into the structure, components and role of the emerging bioeconomy in Europe and across the world. There will be plenty of opportunities to present, to listen to and to discuss the fine details of technology developments, options for mitigation of adverse environmental and climate impacts and engage in policy debates. Research results from all stages of development will continue to form the core of the conference. addressing the bioeconomy, the thread that links all facets of the growth and utilization of biomass now and in the future.

Press Release: EU team presents results from engine tests with new types of biofuels for development of biofuel standards

A team of field experts led by the European Standardization Organisation created the technical data for a new standard specification on gasoline blends with bioethanol (E20) which is double the current market standard. These data create the scientific basis for changing the legislation in the EU and in the Member States towards an improved quality of gasoline.

Event: 5th International Conference on Advances on Clean Energy Research (Barcelona, 23-25 April 2020)

The objectives of ICACER 2020 are to provide a forum to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, academics and graduate students in the fields of advances on clean energy research, energy economics and energy policy to share up-to-date research results. We are confident that the participants benefited from the theoretical insights, practical knowledge and personal contacts that will help them to build a long-term, profitable and sustainable communication among researchers and practitioners in the related scientific areas. It is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in the fields of clean energy research.

Proposal for a Regulation: ReFuelEU Aviation – Sustainable Aviation Fuels

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UPDATED – Event: The Global Climate Emergency – Can the European Green Deal Deliver? (Brussels, 7 May 2020)

Update: This event is postponed to 7 May 2020.

The 15th edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report was published in Davos in January. For the first time in the survey’s 10-year outlook, the top five global risks in terms of likelihood are all environmental: extreme weather events (e.g. floods, storms); failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation; major natural disasters (e.g. earthquake, tsunami, volcanic eruption, geomagnetic storms); major biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse; human-made environmental damage and disasters.

EURACTIV invites you to this high-level Forum, to discuss whether the European Green Deal can really deliver on its objectives and address the risk highlighted in WEF’s annual report.

Report: The Covenant of Mayors in Europe Activity Report

Do you know what is the average CO2-emission reduction target of the European Covenant of Mayors signatories? Or how many signatories are aiming for climate neutrality?

Are you curious to know how, as the Covenant of Mayors – Europe Office, we accompany over 9,700 local governments in taking energy and climate action?

You will find the answers to these questions, and much more, in our 2019 activity report!

Press Release: If the energy sector is to tackle climate change, it must also think about water

The energy sector is a key contributor to climate change, accounting for more than two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions. It is also directly impacted by climate change, with many of the impacts manifesting themselves through water—a fact highlighted by this year’s World Water Day.

Conference Report: The future of the LIFE programme

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