03 Nov 2017
The European Commission has presented the final Work Programme for Horizon 2020, covering the budgetary years 2018, 2019 and 2020 and representing an investment of around €30 billion. (Press Release) The 2018-2020 Work Programme will focus efforts on fewer topics with bigger budgets, directly supporting the Commission’s political priorities: A low-carbon, climate resilient future Circular Economy Digitising and transforming European industry and services Security Union...
28 Jun 2017
The Annual Event “Innovation in the Renewable Heating and Cooling sector” of the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-ETIP) was successfully held on 20 June in Brussels, Belgium. Over 50 experts attended the event at CENELEC with the aim to discuss the conditions to increase innovation in the renewable heating and cooling (RHC) sector in the European Union as well as...
27 Jul 2016
In 2016, the European Biofuels Platform (EBTP) published its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). A stakeholder consultation on the SRIA enabling stakeholders and the interested public to give feedback on the draft SRIA was carried out between 24 March 2016 to 24 April 2016. A PDF version of the final version was made available for download in June 2016. The final version of the...
17 Feb 2016
Heating and cooling consumes half of the energy consumption in Europe. Luckily the European commission has created a the EU strategy on heating and cooling published the 16/02/2016. Heating and cooling consumes half of the energy in Europe and much of it is wasted. Therefore the European Commission has elaborated a strategy in order to prioritize the efficiency and sustainability in the heating and cooling...
25 Sep 2015
Recently, the Directive (EU) 2015/1513 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 September 2015 amending Directive98/70/EC relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels and amending Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources has been published. Below you can find a schematic summary about he main elements of this Directive (EU) 2015/1513 regulating the indirect...
10 Sep 2015
The EurObserv’ER Barometer regularly publishes indicators reflecting the current dynamics in renewable energy (solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal and biomass, biogas, biofuels) worldwide and within the European Union. A new EurObserv’ER renewable energy Barometer has been released: Biofuels Barometer 2015 (with data for 2013 and 2014) After a year of uncertainty and decline the consumption of biofuel for use in transport in the European Union (EU-28)...
13 Jan 2015
The final report on ‘Evaluation of the impact of projects funded under the 6th and 7th EU Framework Programme for RD&D in the area of non-nuclear energy’ was presented by the European Commission. Full version of the final report is available here.
09 Jan 2015
The new EurObserv’ER solid biomass barometer has been released. Consumption of solid biomass in the European Union increased once again in 2013, this time by 2.9 Mtoe year -on-year to 91.5 Mtoe. However there was no straight out trend as the increase in demand for solid biomass energy was particularly sharp in France and the UK and to a lesser degree in Spain and in Italy, in deep contrast with the needs of a number...
11 Aug 2014
The Experts recommend in their report “European Research Area Committee (ERAC) peer review” the implementation of structural reforms and a modification in the research portfolio. To view the full report, please click here.
07 Aug 2014
A short animated video about the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI).