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Energy 23-09-2019

Britain to create £1 bn fund for clean energy technology

Britain will create a £1 billion ($1.25 billion) fund for scientists around the world to create and test new technology to help developing countries reduce carbon emissions, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will say on Monday (23 September).
Energy 20-11-2018

Delivering on clean energy research and innovation

Assembling together countries, industry and research institutes, the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan has been bringing together public and private investments to make the clean energy vision a reality on the ground. Launched in 2007, the SET Plan now stands at an important junction, writes Miguel Arias Cañete.
Energy 07-02-2017

Energy Union is about re-inventing our economy

The European Commission's Winter Package of Energy Union laws will be a turning point for clean energy, writes Maroš Šefčovič. But the spirit of the package goes further than clean energy or tackling climate change – it’s also about economic transformation, he argues.
Regional Policy 16-07-2012

Baden-Württemberg to front rich region’s campaign for EU funds

Germany's Baden-Württemberg state has taken over the presidency of the ‘four motors’ of Europe, a network of advanced regions in France, Germany, Italy and Spain demanding a bigger slice of EU regional funding to support excellence. EURACTIV France reports.
Trade & Society 12-07-2012

Brussels unveils ‘smart cities’ innovation scheme

The European Commission has announced a new €365 million a year innovation partnership scheme aimed at boosting the development of ‘smart’ technologies in cities, EU officials told the press on Tuesday (10 July). 
Energy 28-01-2010

EU funding for energy technologies still elusive

EU countries want to open the debate about increasing funds for low-carbon technologies in the next EU budget for 2013-19, but they are not willing to make any concrete commitments at this stage, shows a draft paper discussed by national experts on Wednesday (26 January).
Energy 12-11-2009

IEA urges low-carbon energy investments

The world will need to spend an additional $10.5 trillion in the next two decades on energy efficiency and low-carbon energy to avoid runaway climate change, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Energy 04-11-2009

Scholar: ‘Don’t choose clean tech winners too early’

In order to manage the huge task of transforming the current energy system to fit climate considerations, it is important to keep future ground-breaking technology options open while making the early emission cuts by using energy more efficiently, Franklin M. Orr, director of the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Energy 04-11-2009

US scholar: ‘Don’t choose clean tech winners too early’

In order to manage the huge task of transforming the current energy system to fit climate considerations, it is important to keep future ground-breaking technology options open while making early emission cuts by using energy more efficiently, Franklin M. Orr, director of the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Energy 07-10-2009

EU to invest billions in energy research

The European Commission today (7 October) revealed its long-awaited blueprint for tripling Europe's energy research funding within the next decade, in a bid to shift monies towards supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy in the next EU budget.
Energy 17-09-2009

EU to promote clean energy with ‘smart cities’

The EU's bid for leadership in green technologies will focus on developing a network of "smart cities" to demonstrate renewable and other low-carbon energies in Europe, according to draft European Commission proposals seen by EURACTIV.
Energy 09-07-2009

Energy technology financing plan ‘due in autumn’

Long-awaited funding proposals for the EU's Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) are now expected to emerge from the European Commission in the autumn.

Reflecting on EU bioenergy policy

Appropriate implementation of the relevant EU directives will increase bioenergy use, but significant technology development is still required if a new generation of biofuels and feedstocks is to be developed to meet European targets for 2020, argues Kai Sipilä (et al.) of the Bioenergy Network of Excellence (Bioenergy NoE).
Energy 11-07-2008

MEPs want two billion per year for clean tech

The European Parliament is urging the Commission to make available considerable funds to drive the use of less polluting energy technologies as part of the EU's efforts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
Energy 06-06-2008

IEA calls for energy technology ‘revolution’

As current levels of carbon emissions approach "unsustainable levels", the International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a report urging governments to implement a "global energy technology revolution" to reverse existing trends.

EU global green energy fund endorsed by Parliament

More than €100 million are set to flow into a new Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund (GEEREF), which the Commission hopes will generate up to €1 billion in risk capital for 'green' energy projects in developing states. Parliament approved the fund during a 13 March plenary session in Strasbourg.
Energy 12-03-2008

Energy Technology Research

Speeding up research in low-carbon technologies is considered key to facing the twin challenges of climate change and energy-supply security but the EU is still lagging behind when it comes to big R&D budgets. In November 2007, the Commission tabled a Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) in an attempt to improve collaboration between the EU and member states on the issue.
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