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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Hot Topic: New York and Virginia reaffirm their offshore wind support with promising developments
The State of New York announced that, in order to meet its target of 2,4 GW of offshore wind energy by 2030, it will construct three to six projects of 400 to 800 MW capacity each. However, according to the New York State Research and ...
Monday, July 3, 2017
Hot Topic: Germany bans negative offshore bids
The German Bundestag outlawed negative bids for the 1,6 GW offshore wind tender to be held in 2018. The lower house of Parliament amended the Wind Energy at Sea Act (WindSeeG) in an attempt to prevent spiraling into negative prices. This development follows the April 2017 ...
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Hot Topic: Estonia takes over the Presidency of the Council
On 01 July 2017, Estonia took over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU, starting off the Trio with Bulgaria and Austria. The main focus of the Trio will be jobs, growth, and security. Although energy is not part of Estonia’s main priorities, climate ...


Regulation & Policy

ITRE votes on revised Energy Performance of Buildings D...

S.12. Winter Package

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 : At the latest meeting of the EP’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), the MEPs supported a revised Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD). ITRE members widely supported the Rapporteur Bendt Bendtsen’s Report, which will be used as a foundation for the EP’s ...

Energy CEF call closes with €1,5 billion funding requ...

S.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

D.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

Thursday, October 12, 2017 : INEA received 26 proposals for the 2017 CEF call for energy projects, which closed on 12 October 2017. Of the 26 proposals, 14 correspond to gas projects and 12 to electricity projects. The call has an indicative budget of €800 million to finance Projects of ...

Over €135 million awarded to Horizon 2020 energy proj...

S.6.1. Horizon 2020

D.6.1. Horizon 2020

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 : Source: European Commission The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) signed grant agreements with 32 projects selected from the 2016-2017 ‘Competitive Low-Carbon Energy’ call, for access to a total of €240 million in funding under Horizon 2020. Three projects were selected as part of the Smart Cities ...

EU to invest €30 billion in Research & Innovatio...

S.6.1. Horizon 2020

D.6.1. Horizon 2020

Monday, October 9, 2017 : The EC revealed early details of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 on funding opportunities for research and innovation (R&I) in the next couple of years. This Work Programme will receive approximately €30 billion in EU funding. The draft Work Programme has been aligned to the ...




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