THERMOSS is an EU funded project within Horizon 2020 programme and it proposes an industry-focused, innovation-intensive approach to ease and foster the introduction of cutting-edge heating and cooling technologies for building energy retrofitting at European level, targeting residential buildings and buildings connected to District Heating and Cooling (DHC) networks.
On 11 of March 2020, a public conference will gather financiers and industry representatives to discuss how public and private investors can join forces with the Innovation Fund to deliver the investments needed to scale up innovative, low-carbon technologies.
The following day, strategy and financial engineering experts selected by the members of the Innovation Fund Expert Group (IFEG) will meet to discuss the project maturity, innovation and scalability selection criteria, due diligence, project development assistance and knowledge sharing under the Innovation Fund.
Bringing leading edge bioeconomy face-to-face with one of the world’s unique areas of outstanding natural beauty and biodiverse forests. The 3rd World BioEconomy Forum will be held at Ruka on September 9–11, 2020. World BioEconomy Forum will bring together major think tanks, regulators and operators in this famous holiday resort in northeast Finland.
Calculating the actual cost of renovating 97% of the existing building stock in the EU is no easy task. Various methodologies have been applied, each being met with both applause and critiques. Generally, a realistic number seems to be in excess of €300bn per year for the next 30 years. To drive that number home, it’s helpful to think of this way: ~€1 bn per day, every day until 2050.
The 4th edition of the International Workshop on Degradation Issues of Fuel Cells and Electrolysers will take place this year from 30 September to 02 October in Corfu, Greece. Co-organised by FORTH/ICEHT, the University of Birmingham (UoB) and the Horizon 2020, FCH JU funded project – NewSOC, the event will cover different subjects:
Durability requirements in Fuel Cell and Electrolyser applications
Mechanisms limiting Fuel Cell or Electrolyser Durability
System issues and industrial applications
Degradation and lifetime aspects for electrolysers, electrodes, single cells, components and stacks
Includes the report: Germany 2020 Energy Policy Review
The conference provides an opportunity for energy policy makers and program managers, evaluators, academics and energy professionals to come together to share their experience and work together to address common issues and concerns. The theme for the 2020 London conference is Accelerating the energy transition for all: Evaluation’s role in effective policy making. 2020 is a major milestone of the European energy & climate policy framework. The latest trends in final energy consumption have shown that the main energy efficiency target of 20% overall energy efficiency improvement by 2020 could be missed.
Attend Greenbuild Europe to hear from leaders on their vision about the future of green building in Europe, learn about current research and best practices, connect with sustainability experts, and see innovative technologies and products to take your projects to the next level.
This year’s Stakeholder Forum will take place on 10 December 2020, in Brussels. The Programme Review Days will precede the Forum, on 8-9 December 2020. Event location: The Square Meeting Centre, Mont des Arts, 1000 Bruxelles
In its different forms – homes, work places, schools, hospitals, libraries or other public buildings – the built environment is, however, the single largest energy consumer in the EU. And one of the largest carbon dioxide emitters.
Collectively, buildings in the EU are responsible for 40% of our energy consumption and 36% of greenhouse gas emissions, which mainly stem from construction, usage, renovation and demolition.
Becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times. To achieve this, the European Commission presented the European Green Deal, the most ambitious package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from sustainable green transition.