The Energy Community Secretariat’s Annual Implementation Report published today shows that all Contracting Parties which have coal in their energy mix are not in compliance with the emission ceilings established under their National Emission Reduction Plans (NERPs) for at least one of the three pollutants (nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide and dust) of the Large Combustion Plants Directive
On 6 November, over 100 business and civil society organisations joined forces to call for a substantial push in the uptake of clean and decarbonised electricity. Launching a joint Declaration in the presence of multiple EU officials and chief executives of cross-sectoral industries, the Electrification Alliance demonstrated the need to step up a gear on electrification as Europe is to discuss its Green Deal.
The summary of the hearing is now available.
The Report presents the findings of a review into activities supported by the FCH 2 JU by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). The 2018 review includes 87 projects that were ongoing for any time in April-October of 2017.
It pays particular attention to the added value, effectiveness and techno-economic efficiency of FCH 2 JU projects, assigned to six review panels under two main pillars – Transport and Energy – as well as Support for Market Uptake (cross-cutting) activities such as standards and consumer awareness.
Last night EU Member States and the Commission agreed to a new energy lending policy for the European Investment Bank, which will see the EIB end investments for most fossil fuels from the end of 2021 and have 50% of its investments go to climate and sustainable investment projects from 2025.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) agreed to increase the climate ambition of its energy lending policy. This is a major step towards achieving the carbon neutrality targets of 2050 as supported by Eurogas.
The Commission supports the new energy lending policy of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group adopted at the EIB Board meeting today, which will help the Bank achieve full alignment with the Paris Agreement. The Commission voted in favour of the proposal.
The use of electricity and the number of electrical devices, including solar PV systems, in our homes are poised to grow dramatically in the next years and decades in Europe. The electrification of our buildings will be driven by climate and energy policies, but also by consumer demand for more comfort and digital technologies.
The first European electrical safety conference, which is scheduled for 12 to 6 PM on 20 November in Brussels, aims to assess whether the electrical installations and equipment in our homes are safe, and whether, to prepare for the growing electrification, there is a need for strengthened measures to minimize electrical hazards in the housing sector.
The EIB will end financing for fossil fuel energy projects from the end of 2021. Future financing will accelerate clean energy innovation, energy efficiency and renewables. EIB Group financing will unlock EUR 1 trillion of climate action and environmental sustainable investment in the decade to 2030.
The workshop will provide an update regarding the AS4 Usage Profile activities and the initiatives for harmonising communication formats and protocols based on the reported issues on the joint ACER/ENTSOG FUNC platform.
CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) will present the latest updates on the AS4 conformance testing platform and the possibility for new implementors to test their AS4 product and also how to apply for funds regarding these projects.
EIT InnoEnergy leads Battery Storage Masterclass on 18-20 November in Genk. The Masterclass empowers you with next-generation knowledge and insights, the innovation mindset, and the vision to assess emerging solutions and understand their potential across the entire battery storage value chain.