A robust European solar industry will deliver more than the energy transition: it can provide at least 500,000 highly skilled jobs for Europe by 2030 and increase value added.
With at least 80% growth expected in 2019, and over 20 GW of annual additional installations from 2020 onwards, now is the right time to support the growth of the European solar industry and provide EU solar companies with the means to compete at a global level.
In the margins of the PCI Energy days on 3 and 4 December 2019 in Brussels, two Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) grants were signed to support the construction of the Celtic Interconnector between Ireland and France, and studies for the development of the Harmony Link Interconnector between Lithuania and Poland.
The full day workshop on “Data Driven Services for Energy Consumers” will be looking at what is happening at household level. It will aim, in particular, at showcasing relevant projects and how they approach the GDPR requirements, understanding how to engage the consumers in these solutions, hearing the views of the Energy communities on the possibilities opened by the Clean Energy Package, and the role played by IT companies compared to the energy companies in providing these services.
The annual World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi is the leading global industry event and exhibition for future energy, cleantech and sustainability. Bringing together government and business leaders, 800 specialist exhibitors and 33,500 visitors from 170 countries, it showcases pioneering technologies and ground-breaking thinking in energy, energy efficiency, water, solar, waste and smart cities.
On 20 November 2019 around 200 academic and industrial research stakeholders of the European battery value-chain gathered in Brussels to discuss the long term research roadmap drafted by the BATTERY 2030+ initiative.
Includes the report ‘Our energy, our future’
The EU Commission’s big goals for offshore wind – between 230 and 450 GW by 2050 – are achievable provided the right investments in electricity grids and Governments take the right approach to maritime spatial planning. That’s the conclusion of a new WindEurope report ‘Our energy, our future’ released today at Offshore 2019 in Copenhagen. The report is a remit from the Energy Ministers of the 10 ‘North Seas’ countries who coordinate their work on offshore wind with each other and the Commission.
On 19 November 2019, the EU4Energy Governance Project held a Capacity-building Seminar on Electricity Grid Code Connection Rules for Renewable Energy Generators. The objective is to increase knowledge on EU and international practices for renewable energy grid connection.
Brussels, 20 November 2019
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.
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.
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.
Joint deep-dive workshop by the Mission Innovation Hydrogen Challenge and IPHE.
A summary of the debate is now available.
Our Alliance stands united in our commitment and vision to demonstrate the significant potential of electricity on its path towards decarbonisation. The Alliance partners are strong supporters of the Paris Climate Agreement and call for urgent action to achieve its objectives.
This action requires an ambitious system approach, recognising the need to decarbonise the European economy, while advancing Europe’s competitiveness, economic growth, job creation, and the promotion of a sustainable, healthy society for European citizens.