Stakeholder Position Paper: Charging and re‐fuelling infrastructure required for heavy‐duty vehicles

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JRC Report: Smart Grid Interoperability Laboratory

The Smart Grid Interoperability Laboratory in Petten was inaugurated on 29/11/2018. The Smart Grid Interoperability Laboratory is designed to foster a common European approach to interoperable digital energy, focussing on the smart home, community and city levels. The facility in Petten is part of a larger activity of the Joint Research Centre, as the science and knowledge service of the European Commission, encompassing electric vehicles, smart grids and batteries. The activities in 2019 are highlighted in this report.

Press Release: Increase your capacities in tackling heating and cooling issues thanks to our webinars

The Covenant of Mayors – Europe Office has already organised a number of webinars to help local governments increase their capacities in tackling heating and cooling issues.

In particular, four of its webinars aim at providing information about sustainable heating and cooling systems, as well as their benefits and how to develop them.

Press Release: EIT Climate-KIC supported TWAICE raises EUR 11 million for battery venture

EIT Climate-KIC supported TWAICE, a Munich-based battery specialist, has raised EUR 11 million from early-stage VC investor Creandum and existing investors Cherry Ventures, UVC Partners and Speedinvest. The funding will be used to scale TWAICE software and power internationalisation efforts to contribute to the availability of sustainable mobility and energy solutions.

Official Journal (C Series): State aid — France – State aid SA.49414 (2019/NN) – Reform of the legal and regulatory framework applicable to gas storage in France – Invitation to submit comments pursuant to Article 108(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

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Draft Opinion: EP AGRI on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Just Transition Fund

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Event: Shining Beyond Subsidies: Launch of SolarPower Europe’s New Finance Workstream (Webinar, 28 April 2020)

Europe is committed to achieving climate neutrality by 2050. This unprecedented challenge will require the massive deployment of solar installations, leveraging significant amounts of investments over the coming decades. Ahead of the launch of SolarPower Europe’s Finance workstream, this webinar will identify new business models creating opportunities for solar developers in a post subsidy era and explore the contribution of European Investment Bank programs to bridge the investment gap.

Event: Using the Sun in More Ways Than One: How Solar Can Contribute to a Sustainable European Agricultural Policy (Webinar, 21 April 2020)

This kick-off webinar will present the unique opportunities brought by the deployment of agricultural photovoltaic installations known as Agri-PV. Ahead of the launch of SolarPower Europe’s Agri-PV workstream, this webinar will showcase how solar companies work with European farmers to develop local and sustainable solutions, enabling a climate-friendly food and agricultural system – all powered by the sun!

Event: “100% Renewable Energy in Europe Before 2050 (Webinar, 15 April 2020)

This webinar presents the results of the groundbreaking study from SolarPower Europe and LUT University on a 100% renewable transition pathway to achieve climate-neutrality before 2050. It will discuss how the European Union can lead the fight against climate change and harvest the benefits of a 100% renewable energy system with solar at its core, delivering a prosperous, secure, and climate-neutral European economy.

Event: The Future of EEAGs in times of the EU Green Deal: continuity or disruption? (Brussels, 22 September 2020)

As the Commission’s fitness check for the Guidelines is underway and stakeholders are in critical need for a precise understanding of the process, scope and consequences of the review, this event will present the findings of a new CERRE research project on “State Aid Guidelines for Environmental Protection and Energy (EEAG): review process, possible changes and opportunities”.

This study examines the EEAG review process and scope, focusing on possible areas of change. It considers the evolution of existing technologies and the proliferation of new actors shaping the landscape of a decentralised and complex energy system. It also studies the impact of the recently adopted Clean Energy Package and the intended ‘flexibility’ projected in the EU Green Deal.

Letter: Call to EU leaders – #EUGreenRecovery to restart Europe

A call to EU leaders from Europe’s renewable energy and energy efficiency value chains across the electricity, heating, cooling, building and transport sectors.

Press Release: Group of Observers takes note of temporary suspension of electricity procurement process in Moldova

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Public Consultation on the methodology and assumptions that are to be used in the bidding zone review process and for the alternative bidding zone configurations to be considered

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Written Answer to a Question: Smart Meters

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Press Release: New eMobility alliance ChargeUp Europe launches

Leading industry players in the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure sector have come together to form a new alliance to support the roll-out of consumer-centric EV policies in Europe. Allego, ChargePoint and EVBox Group, who together have more than 150,000 charging ports in their networks across the EU, announced the launch of ChargeUp Europe during the REVOLUTION Digital online event and called on other like-minded companies in the EV industry to join the cause.

Consultation: 2030 Climate Target Plan

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Public Consultation: Proposed PECI and PMI Projects

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Stakeholder Press Release: COVID-19 – The European construction sector calls for urgent measures to protect workers’ health, support economic activity and accelerate the recovery

We, the undersigned European associations, represent the construction sector, an industry worth 9% of the EU GDP and employing more than 16 million Europeans. In light of these difficult times, we wish to reiterate our commitment to supporting public authorities as well as our dedication to our most fundamental asset, our workers’ wellbeing.

Press Release: EU4Energy supports development of rules for the operation of supplier of last resort for gas consumers in Georgia

On 25 and 26 March, Energy Community experts in close cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and the Georgian National Energy Regulatory Commission (GNERC) launched EU4Energy technical assistance aimed at developing rules and regulations for the appointment and operation of a supplier of last resort in the natural gas market of Georgia.

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: Registrations open for the IEA and Development Bank of Latin America’s Spanish-language online course on energy efficiency in buildings

The IEA and the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) have just launched registrations for a massive online open course (MOOC) on energy efficiency in buildings in Spanish. This free course was first offered in English in November 2019. The updated version features new instructors, with all videos and course material now presented in Spanish.

UPDATED – Agenda: Coreper 2 Meeting (24-25 March 2020)

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