energy transition

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Thursday 18 February Online   The 10th high-level meeting of the EU Refining Forum will take place as a webinar on 18 February 2021.   The discussion will focus on key developments and policy initiatives relevant for the refining industry, which took place during the first year of the von der Leyen Commission, as well as their implications.  
Post date: 12 Feb 2021
Type: Event

42 projects will receive €70M of funding to support the clean energy transition under the final H2020 Energy Efficiency Call.   The final H2020 Energy Efficiency Call for proposals closed last September and a record–number of 352 project proposals were submitted in the 10 different topics targeting the buildings, finance, consumer and public authorities sectors.  
Post date: 29 Jan 2021
Type: News

The European Commission has asked advisors to rework the EU’s green finance taxonomy rules after member states rejected draft implementing guidelines, unhappy about the exclusion of gas as a “transition” activity towards net-zero emissions.   “On Wednesday, 20 January, we requested the Platform on Sustainable Finance to provide further input on the taxonomy framework,” said Aikaterini Apostola, an EU Commission spokesperson.  
Post date: 29 Jan 2021
Type: News

  24 March 2021 - 25 March 2021 Nantes, France   Achieving the transition from a fossil-based economy to a sustainable biobased bioeconomy is founded jointly on bioenergy continuing to significantly grow its vital contribution to decarbonising the energy mix in solid, liquid and gaseous forms … and in order to go the whole distance, we equally need the bioeconomy to come to full fruition.  
Post date: 13 Jan 2021
Type: Event

Energy Evaluation Europe 2021 will be more than online presentations. It will be an engaging and inspiring event, as Energy Evaluation conferences (previously IEPPEC) have always been: you will be able to chat and network with your peers.    The theme of the conference is 'Accelerating the energy transition for all: Evaluation’s role in effective policy making.'  
Post date: 6 Jan 2021
Type: Event

  The European Council approved the European Union’s EUR 1.82 trillion seven-year funding package and sent it to the European Parliament. The regular budget is worth EUR 1.07 trillion and the remaining EUR 750 billion is a recovery instrument called NextGenerationEU.   The bloc’s leaders called for a cut in emissions by 55% in the next decade.  
Post date: 2 Jan 2021
Type: News

Participants at a roundtable on how to accelerate the energy transition in the region and Serbia agreed that the move toward renewable sources is necessary and more cost effective than to build or even maintain the capacity for the production of power from coal. “An inadequate decarbonization is expensive and a late one is too expensive,” said Professor Nikola Rajaković from the School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Belgrade. He and other speakers also insist the transformation leaves no room for coal.  
Post date: 2 Jan 2021
Type: News

VEF Virtual Series “Products Track” Session 6   Supporting Economic Recovery Through Innovation and Digitalisation 15 March 2021   VEF Virtual Series  
Post date: 30 Dec 2020
Type: Event

As of 12 January 2021, the 22nd edition of the European Energy Transition Conference – the annual appointment of the local players committed to energy transition – will open.   As they do every year, representatives of the public authorities, the economic and academic worlds and the civil society will meet up to debate and share their experience of local energy transition around a programme made up of over a hundred events – plenary sessions and workshops.  
Post date: 15 Dec 2020
Type: Event

Heating and cooling accounts for almost half of global energy consumption. With most of this relying fossil fuels, however, it contributes heavily to greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. In parts of the world lacking modern energy access, meanwhile, inefficient biomass use for cooking also harms people’s health, damages the environment and reduces social well-being.  
Post date: 15 Dec 2020
Type: Publication